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Lightning causes several fires in Wallowa County | Local News | wallowa.com – Wallowa County Chieftain

WALLOWA — Lightning triggered A minimal of three hearths in Wallowa County Thursday afternoon, Aug…….

WALLOWA — Lightning triggered A minimal of three hearths in Wallowa County Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5, and the Oregon Division of Forestry has said that “pretty A pair of smoke reviews” have been fielded throughout the county.

The Most very important hearth presently burning is the Sensible Fire, which has burned about 75 acres and is shut to Smith Mountain Road. It was reported at about 1:50 p.m. Based mostly on the ODF, helicopters, single-engine air tankers and heavy air tankers, are Getting used to wrestle The hearth. 

Furthermore, the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Diploma 2 “Get Set” evacuation discover for Smith Mountain Road. 

One other small hearth, the Noticed Mud Pile Fire, burned 4 acres about eight miles northwest of Wallowa, however That hearth has been contained by crews. A 5-acre hearth Inside the Maxville space has additionally been reported, although hearth crews and a bulldozer on the scene have stopped the unfold of That hearth. 

Completely different small hearths have been reported and responded to, the ODF said.