>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

La Grande Observer Paper 07/23/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow CREWS BEGIN MOP UP

CREWS BEGIN MOP UP

MONUMENT FIRE BURNOUT: A LaGrande Hot Shots firefighter keeps tabs on the crew's burnout operation on the Monument Fire.This procedure improves the defensibility of the fireline by removing unburned fuel between the fireline and the active fire front. (Photo/Jay Esperance).
MONUMENT FIRE BURNOUT: A LaGrande Hot Shots firefighter keeps tabs on the crew's burnout operation on the Monument Fire.This procedure improves the defensibility of the fireline by removing unburned fuel between the fireline and the active fire front. (Photo/Jay Esperance).

Two fires ignited by lightning in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest have not grown over the past 24 hours, and mop up is expected to begin today.

The Anthony Creek Fire north of Anthony Lakes remains at one acre and is 100 percent lined, and the Lake Ford Fire, near Homestead, has not grown from its approximate size of 40 to 45 acres. About 130 people are working the fire, and mop up will continue today. No new fires were reported today.

The Monument Complex nine miles southwest of Unity, at 24,700 acres, is 30 percent contained, with 881 people assigned to the fire.

"Today is critical in the operations to get a hold on the fire while favorable weather conditions remain," said Jeff Pendleton, operations section chief.

Fire crews have been able to hold existing containment lines and mop up hot spots in the fire's interior. Today, crews will build containment lines on the northwest side of the fire and will use explosives to create a fire line along the northeast section. The crews are supported by helicopters dropping water on the blaze.

Joining the fire crews are about 550 soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., who are being trained today in entrapment and shelter deployment. After training, the soldiers will be assigned to fireline construction and mop up, said Gail Lee, spokeswoman for the Wallowa-Whitman Forest.

Two other fires are burning in the Malheur National Forest: the Malheur complex at 8,211 acres, and the Flagtail Incident at 7,600 acres. The Flagtail fire is 55 percent contained.

— Alice Perry Linker

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari

viagra au meilleur prix generico de cialis en españa viagra quand le prendre viagra inde acheter sildenafil citrato prezzo cialis alternativo viagra 100 mg preisvergleich tadalafil 40 mg spain levitra generico españa apcalis levitra pil viagra kopen viagra generica segunda mano vendita cialis san marino acheter levitra pas cher kamagra butiken koop levitra acheter vardenafil mg cialis vendita farmacia cialis prezzi in farmacia apothekenpreis viagra cialis legal kaufen vente cialismg france sildenafil moins cher cialis 20 mg originale viagra prescription venta de tadalafil comprar viagr en españa viagra rezeptfrei paypal levitra vente