East Umatilla County RFPD responded to a call for mutual aid. Brush 62 and Chief 61 went with 4 firefighters to assist with this fire in Pendleton. Photo by Pendleton Fire
On September 24, 2018 at 11:00am, Helix Fire and East Umatilla County RFPD were dispatched to a field fire. A person was cutting weeds and a fire started. It became a stubble field fire. 4 brush trucks, 1 tender and a command vehicle with a total of 9 firefighters responded to the call. Helix and East Umatilla County RFPD worked together to put this 8 acre fire out.
On September 19th at 11:45 am, East Umatilla County Rural Fire Protection District was dispatched to two grass fires in the ditch on Bannister Road between Weston and Athena. The fires were in stubble and were slowly creeping along.
Brush 61, Brush 62, Tender 61 and Command 61 were manned by 7 firefighters and Chief Baty. There was about 3/4 of an acre burned between both fires. These fires are suspicious in nature and are being investigated by the Oregon Fire Marshal's Office.