Crews contain wildfire on Tillamook Head

Crews responding to wildfire south of Seaside.
Crews responding to wildfire south of Seaside.(City of Seaside)
Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 10:33 PM PST
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SEASIDE Ore. (KPTV) – Seaside Fire & Rescue crews responded to a wildfire on Tillamook Head Thursday evening as strong winds blow through the region.

Crews responded around 7:40 p.m., reporting 20 acres of freshly-cut timberlands owned by Greenwood Resources on fire.

Authorities said at 10 p.m., winds were pushing the flames toward the ocean and crews of 40 firefighters working from 13 response vehicles were holding the fire to the logged area.

Clatsop County reported that crews cleared the wildfire at about 6 a.m. and turned the property back over to the landowner.

Crews from Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Warrenton, Astoria, Lewis & Clark, Olney-Walluski, Hamlet, Knappa, Nehalem, Elsie-Vinemaple and the Oregon Military Department supported Seaside in the second-alarm response.

The fire was approximately 2.8 miles south of Seaside, near the junction of Highway 101 and Highway 26.