ATHENA:  A 40 acre fire along highway 11

ATHENA: A 40 acre fire along highway 11

A fire ignited last night (Thursday) around 9:30 p.m. above Upper Dry Creek Road and Highway 11, burning about 40 acres of tall grass and stubble.

Units watched the fire overnight to monitor any flare-ups after mopping up the fire.

The Eastern Umatilla County Rural Fire Protection District, Helix Fire, Milton-Freewater Rural Fire and ODF all responded to the scene with 14 units altogether.

(Photo courtesy of EUCRFPD)