By Dick Mason and Chuck Anderson August 21, 2015 12:47 pm
Evidence of the Grizzly Bear Complex fires could easily be seen from Elgin where a huge cloud of smoke was easily visible. The fire has burned 24,150 acres as of Friday morning. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
TROY — The tiny hunting-fishing community of Troy in far northern Wallowa County survived a brush with disaster Thursday night when the fast-approaching Grizzly Bear Complex fire came within a half mile but skipped the town.