Friday, July 24, 2015

Oregon Department of Forestry and Wallowa-Whitman Resources Respond to Fire at Joseph Canyon

Ground crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, as well as a helicopter and rappellers from the Wallowa-Whitman were dispatched to a fire located in the Joseph Canyon area of Wallowa County, about 13 miles Northeast of Flora, Oregon and about 1 1/2 miles south of the Oregon and Washington border.  Fire size is currently estimated at 150 acres, although difficult terrain and darkness are making it difficult to get a map of the fire area.  The fire is burning in grasslands and brush at the current time.
Crews were dispatched at approximately 6:30 PM.  A local Type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered and will take control of the fire on July 24.    More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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