Firefighters clean up after Friday morning fire

Firefighters mop up following a small fire the morning of Friday, April 23, 2021, outside an Alder Street apartment in La Grande. The fire was reported at 7:32 a.m. But a resident of the apartment extinguished the fire by the time emergency help arrived. Nobody was hurt in the fire, which caused minor damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Six firefighters from the La Grande Fire Department, an engine and an ambulance responded to the incident.

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Beats include the communities of North Powder, Imbler, Island City and Union, education, Union County veterans programs and local history. Dick joined The Observer in 1983, first working as a sports and outdoors reporter.

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