Hundreds of firefighters and other responders were able to make progress on the initial fire and two related spot fires.
Lone Rock Timber Management Company was the sole bidder for the 82,500-acre forest, which was on sale for $220 million
Jake Gibbs comes to the company from another family business, Lone Rock Timber Management.
The blaze started about 3 miles north of Leavenworth Tuesday and spread to a timber storage area for cedar logs.
Once a wayside, the woodland along Highway 99 West near Monroe will go up for sale this summer.
A swath of the hillside gave way Saturday night, covering about one-third of a mile of Highway 1
All evacuation orders were lifted early Monday and the blaze was 75 percent contained.
Fraternity accused of cutting down 32 trees in a Northern California national forest.
Washington family named 2017 Tree Farmer of Year
Kendall Derby and his one-man juniper sawmill have been hanging on, and a state loan program may turn the tide.
Roseburg, Ore., timber company and Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians were the only parties that stepped forward to buy the forest.
The offer from Lone Rock Resources and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians was rejected Tuesday in favor of continued public ownership.
Rural Oregon counties that used to thrive on federal timber revenues are struggling to provide basic services to residents
Federal forest managers say a snowy winter and a wet spring are making it hard to conduct prescribed burns in western Montana to reduce the risk of wildfires later this summer