UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017 2150 hours PDT
The Hay Creek Fire started after 1600 hours on Friday, October 6, 2017, when it was ignited grass and timber. The fire is located about three miles northwest of Weston Station in Oregon.
Initially, Oregon Department of Forestry’s Northeast OR District was first due in responding with four engines with two of them headquartered out of the Pendleton area, one from the Wallowa local unit and the fourth out of La Grande. Additionally, the landowners along with the East Umatilla Rural Fire Department, Tribal Fire, Pendleton Fire, MIlton – Freewater Fire, the USFS, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon State Police (OSP).
The fire was said to have reached 74 acres that was contained late into the evening. Highway 204 was temporarily closed as the fire encroached on to the highway but was later reopened.
A cause is unknown and is still under investigation.
Fire Images are courtesy of the ODF.
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