Last week, fire crews from the Forest Grove District of the Tillamook State Forest responded to two local wildland fires on private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. While neither was in the Tillamook State Forest, they are a good reminder that it's never too early to think about fire safety when you are gearing up to head out to the woods.
The Wanless White Fire started on May 13 in rural Yamhill County near McGuire Reservoir. The fire burned 13 acres.
The Russell Creek Tree Fire started on May 14 near Cove Orchard as part of the spectacular lightning storm that passed through the area. Lightning made contact with a single large tree that had to be fallen so the fire could be extinguished.
For the most up to date fire reports from the Forest Grove District keep an eye on the FGD Fire Blog.