News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry – Posted on FlashAlert: August 23rd, 2015 8:40 PM
The August Fire burning 10 miles west of Banks, near mile post 42-43 on Highway 26 is 40 acres and 50 percent lined. No structures are threatened by the fire, and no evacuations are anticipated.
Resources fighting the fire include a total of 150 personnel. There are three Oregon Dept. of Forestry hand crews, and various fire engines, water tenders and other equipment provided by Weyerhaeuser Co. and Stimson Lumber.