As of Saturday, January 25, 2014
Unusually dry, windy conditions have triggered several wildfires in western Oregon.
In the Astoria District between Arch Capes and Manzanita, the 50-acre Falcon Fire is burning, and nearby the 30-acre Shingle Mill Fire. Oregon Department of Forestry and partner fire agencies are fighting both blazes.
A temporary flight restriction is in place.
In the North Cascade District, five fires are burning. The 1, 2, 3 Complex consists of three fires, the largest approximately 200 acres, a second fire about 10 acres in size and a third less than one acre. The two larger blazes are uncontained. ODF and landowner partners are fighting those fires. Cause is under investigation. Two new fires have been reported in the district, near the town of Gates.
In SW Oregon, the 125-acre Alder Creek Fire is burning 16 miles north of Shady Cove. ODF, the U.S. Forest Service and private forest landowners are fighting that blaze.
In the Coos Bay area, three wildfires are burning. Two fires totaling about 300 acres are on the site of the Bone Creek Complex, which burned in early January. A third fire, the Weaver Ridge Fire, is about 20 acres.