Banks Fire District, Buxton, Tillamook State Forest

ODF crews fight Tillamook Forest wildfire with help of Banks Fire’s Hornshuh Creek Fire Station

An Oregon Department of Forestry helicopter stages at the Hornshuh Creek Fire Station in Buxton. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry

What the Oregon Department of Forestry is now calling the Game Hog Creek Fire in the Tillamook State Forest continues to burn at around six acres, though fire crews are close to the mop-up stage of the fire.  

The fire is burning in the understory of a dense stand of timber on a steep slope, making access to the area difficult. 

“We are working to find safe ways to complete mop-up,” wrote ODF Forest Grove District Forester Mike Cafferata in an email sent late Wednesday morning. 

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