ESTACADA, Ore. - A Clackamas County sheriff's officer says an Oregon man in his 60s was fatally injured during a firewood cutting accident in the Mount Hood National Forest.
Sgt. Nathan Thompson says some campers were improperly trying to cut down a large Douglas Fir tree that was dead and leaning Thursday in an area east of Estacada. He says the campers cut the tree with a chain saw, then attached one end of a chain to the tree and the other end to a truck. Thompson says when the tree fell, the rotten top section broke off and landed separately, hitting an Estacada man.
One man called for help from the Ripple Brook Ranger Station.
The victim's name was not released pending notification of relatives.