Oregon, Tillamook State Forest, wildfire

Region to officially enter fire season July 1

Banks Fire District Brush Rig 13 and a crew of three prepare to head to California in 2019. Photo: Banks Fire District

NW OREGON - The Oregon Department of Forestry announced that the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association region, which includes much of the regions of Gales Creek, Buxton, Timber, Manning, and the Tillamook State Forest, will begin Wednesday, July 1. 

Much of the state will officially be in fire season on July 1, with three other districts joining the NW region in declaring the start of Oregon’s fire season in their areas, and six other ODF districts already in their respective fire seasons. 

“Our seasonal fire staff are hired and in training. We had a few small fires in April to help us prepare to fight fire in COVID-19 conditions. We are refining how we respond to . . .

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