At 11:28am on Saturday, November 17th, East Umatilla County and Helix RFPD responded to a mutual aid call in Athena for a garage fire on the 400 block of 4th Street in Athena. Athena Volunteer Fire Department, EUCRFPD and Helix Fire worked together for several hours to fight this fire. There were two structures that caught fire.
Engine 69 and Ladder 69 from Athena Volunteer Fire Department, Engine 61 and Brush 61 from EUCRFPD, Tender 71 from Helix Fire, and Medic 400 responded with 18 personnel for this fire. The three fire departments fought this fire between two buildings, a garage, and a shed. The structures were inappropriately distanced from one another. They fought through metal, asphalt, wood shake, and OSB to get the fire out.
The fire is still under investigation. No one was injured. Medic 400 was on scene to check firefighters well-being.