BAKER COUNTY:  Brush Fire near Weatherby Rest Area

BAKER COUNTY: Brush Fire near Weatherby Rest Area

Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to a brush fire encroaching on a residence across from the Weatherby Rest Area near Baker City recently. According to OSP, Trooper Schuette arrived and found a large area of trees and brush next to the house on fire. Once he was sure no one was home, he started fighting the fire with his fire extinguisher and then a water hose from the house. Sgt. Aydelotte arrived a few minutes later and along with some helpful neighbors the team used shovels to ensure the fire was completely extinguished.
Information released from OSP says that the fire got close enough to the house to melt and warp some of the siding, but the residence was saved.