Washington and Oregon Forest Fire, Jun 1922


Scores Are Made Homeless by $1,000,000 Blaze on Pacific Coast.

SEATTLE, Wash., June 1.---One person is known to be dead, another is believed to have perished, scores are homeless and vast areas of timber land in Western Washington and Oregon were blazing or smouldering[sic] wastes today as a result of forest and brush fires which late yesterday got beyond control.

Damage in Washington was estimated at from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000.

At least 23 homes in and near Cedar Falls have been razed by the fire. Logging camps at Stillwater and Selleck had been burned and the towns of Palmer, North Bend, Forbes and Kansaskat were threatened.

A saw mill, a school house and several farm houses are in ashes near Corbett, Ore. and many persons are fleeing. At Egypt, Ore. a school house was burned. Four hundred men are fighting the flames near Bend, Ord., where two thousand acres have been burned over.

The New York Times, New York, NY 2 Jun 1922