LA GRANDE — As wildfires continue to burn across the state and smoky haze fills the air, the Oregon Department of Transportation is urging road travelers to take extra precautions to prevent new blazes.
LA GRANDE — The Mount Emily Fire, which is now fully contained, never threatened any structures, but it could have threatened a significant number if it had started moving in the direction of …
JOSEPH — Two local restaurants are taking it upon themselves to help battle the wildfires in Wallowa County, but not on the fire line — by feeding some 300 firefighters.
LA GRANDE — Fire conditions are improving in Northeastern Oregon and as a result, the Union County Board of Commissioners is easing fire restrictions in the county.
WALLOWA — Firefighters have continued to keep the Elbow Creek Fire in check, as no significant growth occurred over the last 24 hours.
WALLOWA — The Elbow Creek Fire is now 50% contained, with fire activity slowing down on the 22,955 acre wildfire, according to a Thursday, July 29 press release.
LA GRANDE — The Starkey Experimental Forest and Range is closed to overnight camping or other overnight uses in response to extreme fire danger, according to a press release from the U.S. Fore…
Evacuation notices have been updated in the area of the Elbow Creek Fire, with some residents being given the OK to return home — though they need to stay on high alert.
WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire burning in Northwestern Wallowa County continued to grow over the weekend, but the fire spread at a slower pace than in the initial 24 hours as firefighte…
WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire, which is located in the northwest corner of Wallowa County, has quickly extended its acreage to become the third largest fire in Oregon. As of 9:10 a.m. …
Wallowa County Sheriff's Office gets help from neighboring counties during fires; Sheriff Fish being treated for illness
Wallowa County is getting help from neighboring sheriff's offices as it battles the Elbow Creek Fire and works through evacuations.
SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Elbow Creek Fire, the governor's office announced around noon Saturday, July 17.
ELGIN — The Eagle Cap Excursion Train trip scheduled for Saturday, July 17, is canceled, the organization announced in a press release, due to a wildfire near the planned route.
LA GRANDE — State parks near the Umatilla National Forest remain open and unaffected by the Friday, July 16, Umatilla National Forest closure, which is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
PENDLETON — Persistent extreme hot and dry conditions, large wildfires, limited firefighting resources and concern for public safety prompted U.S. Forest Service officials on Friday morning, J…
BOISE — Airport officials, including those in Northeastern Oregon, facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what…
Two major fires burning adjacent to Wallowa County are continuing to grow in size.
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Former Baker County commissioner Mark Bennett hopes goal of protecting homes isn't lost in fallout from flawed fire risk map
A revised version of a controversial map estimating the wildfire risk for properties across Oregon has been delayed.
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