May 27, 2023 – 4:20 pm
Unfortunately, it’s already shaping up to be a busy Memorial Day Weekend for your Tillamook County First Responders! High speed car chases, ATV crashes at Sandlake, medical emergencies, forest fires and more – and it’s only Saturday afternoon!
Let’s talk fires first. Around noon today, TCSO Forest Deputy Billy Cloud was on patrol in the Jordan creek area when he spotted what he believed was a possible small forest fire approximately 10 miles away near the Story Burn Rd area.
TCSO Forest Deputies Billy Cloud and Scott Griffith responded to the area and called in fire suppression units to douse the blaze. “We found the fire at about the 7.5 milepost on Standard Grade off of Storey Burn. Oregon State Forestry, Marshall Logging and crews from Hampton Lumber all assisted in putting the fire out,” said Deputy Cloud. “The fire is pretty much out but the cause is still under investigation.”
Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Matt Kelly is monitoring the situation and is hopeful but also realistic about this weekend. “It’s already going a bit crazy and it’s only Saturday. Please have fun, but be careful if you are in Tillamook County this long holiday weekend.”