A smoke plume rises above the Willamette National Forest as a wildfire burns near Mt. Washington on Sunday. Photo: Bryan Dorr, August 28, 2011.

Wildfire burns near Mt. Washington

By Bryan Dorr
Monday, August 29, 2011

NEAR SANTIAM PASS, Ore.—A smoke plume beneath the blue sky towers above the Willamette National Forest on Sunday as another wildfire burns through the area.

The cause of the fire isn't known. Several thunderstorms have developed or rumbled over the area earlier this week.

Travelers and photographers can clearly view the smoke and Mt. Washington from an overlook along U.S. 20. The charred landscape dominating the foreground was caused by the Booth fire in August 2003.

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Pat says ... on Tuesday, Sep 6 at 6:08 PM

I like to watch your weather report, except for one thing. When you give the weather report for The Willamette Valley you ignore these cities. Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Sweet Home and Jefferson . These cities are ALL part of the Willamette Valley.

Bryan Dorr says ... on Monday, Aug 29 at 9:50 PM

Update: I've learned the name of this fire is the Shadow Lake Fire.

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