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Milo McIver State Park, home to one of the state’s most popular disc golf courses, partially reopened 10 days after a fire ripped through part of the property, prompting evacuations for nearby residents and campers.
Oregon State Parks announced last week that the public will be able to access the site Monday, September 19 so employees can continue to clear burned trees that have become a hazard and look for potential hotspots or areas of high Look for fuel pollution can flare up. This work stayed on schedule and the park has been welcoming visitors again since the beginning of the week.
According to Clackamas Fire, the fire broke out around 9 p.m. on Friday, September 9, the same day a precautionary burn ban was put in place due to high winds and hot conditions.
Estacada Fire responded to the call and quickly requested additional crews from Clackamas, Portland, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office. These authorities worked through the night to establish a fire line that limited the area burned to about 25 acres. However, a house and a barn were destroyed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, and a small portion of the 950-acre park remains closed.
https://www.wweek.com/outdoors/2022/09/22/milo-mciver-state-park-has-partially-reopened-following-a-fire-that-damaged-some-of-the-property/ Milo McIver State Park has partially reopened after a fire that damaged some of the property