On July 27 at 1:13 pm East Umatilla County Rural Fire Protection District responded to a combine fire about 1-1/2 miles on Midway Road. While mopping up on the vehicle fire, one of the farmers received a call that a combine was on fire at the shop. EUCRFPD units cleared from the hay/vehicle fire and responded with the brush truck, water tender and command vehicle to the combine fire.
The temperature outside was 109°F while fighting these fires.
The cause of this fire was an overheated bearing on the combine.