Tanker gets ready to drop retardant.

Tygh Valley fires update

We watched the fires smolder all night and grow today, 8/18/10. Volunteer firefighters worked in Tygh Valley (but also up on Juniper Flat headed south toward Maupin...heard there were 25+ fires up there yesterday/today) until BLM and others responded. Tankers dropped 5-6 loads, followed by a helicopter that dipped water from the White River, we think just above the falls.

This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options:

You have indicated this comment should be removed.

Close

The comment has been submitted for review. Thank you .

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Aug 19 at 5:49 AM

Thank you Sandra. This could have cost firefighters. Guess news is only good if it's in Portland or west side. Not much on this side makes the news

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Aug 19 at 6:58 AM

Totaly agree...it is only news if it happens on the west side of mountains or in the Bend area. Maybe we should watch a different news station....but which one?

anonymous says ... on Thursday, Aug 19 at 4:38 PM

Totally agree, too. But the town of Maupin was put on Evacution Alert today. Isn't that of importance to Oregonians on the west side of the mountains? Maybe they have property or, more importantly, family and friends here. We're on watch, too.

Dawn Anderson says ... on Thursday, Aug 19 at 6:54 PM

Does any one know where I might be able to pull up a map of the location of current fires burning in or near Central Oregon? I have family that is out of town, and I need to make sure that their property is not in any danger...

tyghvalley friend says ... on Thursday, Aug 19 at 6:59 PM

any updates since yesterday? my friend lives on Shadybrook Road, past the Petersons.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Aug 19 at 11:24 PM

I live on Tygh Ridge and yesterday we fought fires all day. Came within feet of our house. Fires are starting up again tonight.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 250 Characters Left

KATU.com and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.