North Fork Park closed after fire

Cause of fire remains under investigation

The Marion County Sheriff's Office released a photo of the burn area inside North Folk Park (MCSO)
The Marion County Sheriff's Office released a photo of the burn area inside North Folk Park (MCSO)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) – The North Fork Park will remain closed until Monday after a quick moving fire inside the park, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports.

According to Lt. Chris Baldridge the fire is now contained. It broke out on Saturday afternoon and forced the immediate closure of the park. Baldridge says crews are working to fell any affected trees and put out any remaining portions of the fire.

We’re told that the sheriff’s office went through and started collecting personal items left behind by campers and visitors. The items were taken to the Marion County Public Works Campus, located at 5155 Silverton Road NE, Salem. Personal items can be collected Monday by calling the Public Works Department at 503-588-5036.

All of the road closures that had been in place have since been lifted.

The cause and total size of the fire has not been released.

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