Small brush fire extinguished in Gales Creek near Agaard Road

Gales Creek – A small tree and brush fire in Gales Creek, off of Agaard Road and Highway 6, was extinguished this afternoon by crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry with assistance from Banks Fire District #13.

According to the Banks Fire District, a local resident spotted a tree or bush with flames and smoke and called 911 to report it around 3:45 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Forestry responded with three units, and were assisted by Banks Fire District, who together tackled the fire, which was located in steep terrain with a 70% slope

Fire season was declared on June 26 in areas protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry, including the Agaard Road/Trolley Park area. A county-wide burn ban was later enacted on July 5.