Oakland Wigwam Burner

Oakland wigman burner.

Oakland wigwam burner.

Wigwam burners were popular in the middle of the last century as a way for the timber industry to dispose of waste wood. They replaced open-pit fires which were obvious fire hazards. Then in the mid-1970s they were phased out of use. Many were torn down; others have come down more naturally. Some people, like myself, enjoy seeing the few remaining ones still left in Oregon — icons of a different era.

Therefore, it was with delight that we stumbled across the Oakland wigwam burner last fall. Located just half a mile from downtown Oakland on Stearns Road (look to the south) it is clearly visible from the road.

[Update: Note that this wigwam burner is no longer standing.]

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