Danger hits close on reservation
MISSION, Ore. – A fire on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation burned an estimated 280 acres Monday. Fire Chief Rob Burnside reports that the grass fire threatened three homes, but none were lost.
Umatilla Tribal Fire was on the scene, backed up by crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, East Umatilla County Rural Fire District and Helix Fire district in fighting the blaze. Mop up continued throughout the night.