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ENTERPRISE — Last summer’s Elbow Creek Fire cost more than $25 million to suppress, according to a spokeswoman for the Umatilla National Forest on Monday, Oct. 4.

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The surge in COVID-19 cases has had minimal effects on state and federal agencies’ capacities to fight wildfires in and around Baker County during a summer when extreme fire danger means these…

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PENDLETON — With continued reduced initial attack on new fires across the Umatilla National Forest, officials are taking more steps to reduce the area closures on Friday, Aug. 13, reopening ac…

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WALLOWA — Lightning caused at least three fires in Wallowa County Thursday, Aug. 5, and the Oregon Department of Forestry said "numerous smoke reports" have been fielded across the county.

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WALLOWA — Rainfall over the weekend helped firefighters battle the Elbow Creek Fire, which is now 78% contained and has remained at 22,960 acres for several days.

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LA GRANDE— Nearly 50 miles of trails are again available to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders in the western Grande Ronde Valley.

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WALLOWA — The Elbow Creek Fire is now 57% contained and the 22,955-acre wildfire has not spread in the last 24 hours, according to a Friday, July 30, press release.

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WALLOWA — The Elbow Creek Fire is 43% contained, with backup firefighters and equipment still arriving to support the fire line on the 22,901-acre fire, according to a press release from the m…

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PROMISE — Fighting a wildfire is no easy task, but it becomes more meaningful when it’s in your own backyard. That’s what Jeff Weer said from the front line of the Elbow Creek Fire near Promis…

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LA GRANDE — The air quality in the smoky Grande Ronde and Wallowa valleys is expected to generally improve over the next four days because of a projected wind shift.

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LA GRANDE — The decision by the Union County Board of Commissioners on Monday, July 19, to enforce a burn ban — prohibiting everything but regulated agricultural burns and pellet or gas barbec…

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LA GRANDE — A late evening lightning strike ignited a small wildfire 9 miles northeast of Elgin in the Howard Creek area on Tuesday, July 20.

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ELGIN —The Eagle Cap Excursion Train, which recently returned from a COVID-19 restriction hiatus, will no longer be offering rides this summer.

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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…

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LA GRANDE — The La Grande Fire Department announced Monday, July 19, that Morgan Lake is being closed immediately because dry conditions are creating extremely high fire danger.