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Fire near Weston burns 40 acres

East Oregonian

Published on August 10, 2018 3:58PM

WESTON — Crews contained a grass fire Thursday night near Weston to about 40 acres.

The East Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District at 9:30 p.m. responded to a fire above Upper Dry Creek Road and Highway 11. East Umatilla and the fire department from Helix sent six units, and the Milton-Freewater Rural Fire Department arrived with six units. East Umatilla also reported the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Bureau of Indian Affairs sent units.

The fire consumed about 40 acres of tall grass and stubble.

East Umatilla kept crews at the scene following mop-up in case any spots reignited.

“Working together on all these fires has given us a good rapport with all surrounding agencies,” East Umatilla stated in its report on the fire. “When we need help, they come out of the woodwork and when they need help, we do our best to assist in any way we are capable of.”


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