ODF, Tillamook State Forest, wildfire

ODF: Game Hog Creek Fire ‘held well overnight’

Oregon Department of Forestry Forest Crew Coordinator Dillon Neumann scouts for containment line opportunities near Elk Creek. Photo: ODF

Efforts to fight the Game Hog Creek Fire continued overnight, and the Oregon Department of Forestry continues to express confidence in halting the wildfire’s spread.

The fire has burned over 130 acres as of Thursday.

“It held well overnight. We feel good about it,” said ODF Forest Grove District Forester Mike Cafferata in a phone call. 

Cafferata noted that the steep terrain in the Elk Creek area remains a challenge for firefighting efforts. 

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Crews are trying to get a line into the steepest part of the canyon, but in the interim, a helicopter, staged out of Buxton’s Hornshuh Creek Fire Station, has been keeping the fire at bay in the steep terrain. 

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