The fire is threatening 8 primary residences and 16 outbuildings. Traffic impacts are minimal at this point, however, motorists are encouraged to check www.tripcheck.com for current traffic information.
Numerous agencies have provided resources for the firefighting effort. Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Fire Department, East Umatilla Rural Fire District, Pendleton Fire Department, , USFS, BIA and ODF resources are on scene. 10 engines, 2 helicopters, 4 Single Engine Air Tankers, 1 air attack, and 3 dozers have responded.
The public is reminded that ODF’s Northeast Oregon District has additional public use restrictions intended to reduce human caused wildfires in place. The Regulated Use Closure prohibits open burning, and restricts non-industrial chainsaw use, mowing and cutting of dry grass, and welding and cutting of metal. Other activities included in the restriction can be found at http://bmidc.org/restrictions.shtml. Fire conditions are MODERATE to HIGH throughout the region. Please use caution to help prevent forest fires.
To report a fire, contact:
Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch (541) 963-7171
Or, call 9-1-1.