TILLAMOOK FOREST, Weather, wildfire

Six acres burned in the Tillamook Forest as region enters fire weather watch

Monday's wildfire. Photo: ODF

TILLAMOOK FOREST - The wildfire season is here a bit early, with six acres burning on private forestland in the Tillamook Forest on Monday. 

According to Forest Grove District forester Mike Cafferata with the Oregon Department of Forestry, the fire burned mostly in fresh timber harvest, with some more mature forest burned as well. 

Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, and a contract logging crew battled the blaze and successfully contained it, along with assistance from a helicopter from Hillsboro Aviation. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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