Northwest Oregon is heading into an intense weather event that will bring with it the potential for historically high temperatures and dry conditions partnered with a light off-shore air flow.
The critical fire danger period is Friday, June 25 through Monday, June 28, 2021 with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees predicted in the valley for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
To reduce the likelihood of a wildfire the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) moved the Fire Restriction Zones that encompass the Tillamook State Forest into HIGH Fire Danger effective Friday, June 25, 2021 at 1:00 AM. Update: As of July 13, 2021 - this closure is still in effect.
Because of the severe weather conditions, in order to be able to respond quickly in the event a wildfire does occur, the Oregon Department of Forestry will be bringing on severity response resources including putting a firefighting helicopter and hand crews on standby as well as increasing agency staff patrolling ODF protected lands over the weekend.
HIGH Fire Danger means the following for Public Use:
- Campfires are limited to designated recreation sites using the metal fire grates installed by the Oregon Department of Forestry (unless posted otherwise at the site). This includes:
- Fee Campgrounds
- Developed Day Use Areas
- Designated Recreation Areas
- Designated Campsites
- Cooking is limited to designated recreation sites using the following methods:
- Metal fire pits installed by the Oregon Department of Forestry
- Propane or gas camp stoves
- Propane or gas BBQ grills
- OHV Trails are CLOSED effective at 1:00 AM on Friday, June 25, 2021 until the Fire Danger drops back down to Moderate.
- OHV activity is only allowed on the maintained gravel roads in designated OHV areas of Browns Camp, Lyda Camp, Jordan Creek, Trask and Diamond Mill
Updates to the Fire Danger conditions and Public Use Restrictions for the Tillamook State Forest will be posted on this blog as they occur.
Thanks for your help in keeping the Tillamook State Forest free from wildfires!