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.