The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to invest about $2 million this year to help mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and restore ecosystems on and around the Malheur National Forest in Grant County.
GREENHORN — As the Crockett Knob Fire continues to burn on upwards of 3,000 acres and is 10% contained, the Grant County Emergency Management Office issued a Level 1 evacuation notification Fr…
GREENHORN — The Crockett Knob Fire that broke out Monday, Aug. 22, after a heavy lightning storm has grown to more roughly 2,840 acres and is 5% contained.
GREENHORN — The Crockett Knob Fire that broke out Monday, Aug. 22 after a heavy lightning storm has grown to more than 2,295 acres and is 5% contained.
GREENHORN — A fire that broke out roughly 20 miles north of Prairie City on Aug. 22 after a storm with abundant lightning moved through the area has ballooned to 1,859 acres and is currently 0…
GREENHORN — A fire that broke out roughly 20 miles north of Prairie City on Monday, Aug. 22 after abundant lightning moved through the area has ballooned to 225 acres.
Beech Creek Fire spreads to 200 acres; Highway 395 North remains closed between Mt. Vernon and Long Creek
MT. VERNON — Fire crews with the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Malheur National Forest and Grayback Forestry battled a 200-acre blaze that broke out around 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, and b…
MT. VERNON — Fire crews with the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Malheur National Forest are responding to a roughly 50-acre fire burning on both sides of Highway 395 North near milepost…
UPDATE: In addition to the Emigrant Creek burning announced previously, the Blue Mountain Ranger District announced it will be igniting several prescribed burns on Wednesday, May 18, directly …
SALEM — Despite a long winter and cold and wet spring, Oregon fire authorities are preparing for a challenging season.
SALEM — A smeared barcode on ballots in Oregon's third most populous county won't significantly delay Tuesday's primary election vote count, the state's top election official said Wednesday, May 11.
The Malheur National Forest has reopened all boundary-area roads in the Black Butte Fire closure area, including Forest Service Roads 16 and 1675, the agency announced in a news release on Wed…
JOHN DAY — Due to increased moisture levels, the Malheur National Forest is easing some restrictions on forest lands.
National forests in Oregon and Washington will allow people to gather and cut firewood for personal use under a new free permit program, the Forest Service announced in a press release.
Multiple resources from the Malheur National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Silver Creek Rural Fire Protection Association (RFPA) responded to a reported wildfire on Thur…
Firefighters continue to work Tuesday to douse an 80-acre, human-caused fire reported Monday afternoon, Aug. 30 in an alpine area of the Elkhorn Mountains about 13 air miles northwest of Baker City.
Malheur National Forest fire staff reduced the area closure around the Black Butte Fire.
Containment on the Black Butte Fire reached 85% Sunday as crews continued to mop up and patrol all areas of the fire perimeter.
The Black Butte Fire south of Prairie City has grown to 22,169 acres and is 49% contained as of Friday morning.
The Black Butte Fire south of Unity has grown to 21,516 acres and is 39% contained as of Thursday morning.
The Black Butte Fire south of Unity has grown to 21,237 acres and is 30% contained as of Wednesday morning.
The Black Butte Fire south of Prairie City has grown to 15,135 acres and is 15% contained as of Thursday morning.
The Black Butte Fire south of Prairie City has grown to 14,521 acres and is 5% contained as of Wednesday morning.
Thunderstorms Thursday produced abundant lightning and high winds on the Malheur National Forest producing more fires, including the Glacier Fire on the Prairie City Ranger District.
The Black Butte Fire 8 miles northeast of Antelope Lookout grew to 7,645 acres Friday morning and is 0% contained.
The Black Butte Fire 8 miles northeast of Antelope Lookout has grown to about 5,700 acres and has closed several recreation sites.
Fire crews on the Malheur National Forest are responding to new smoke reports following significant lightning activity, with new incidents reported to Burns Interagency Communication Center an…
PENDLETON — Extreme fire danger, large wildfires and limited firefighting resources prompted U.S. Forest Service officials on Friday morning, July 16, to temporarily close the entire Umatilla …
Malheur National Forest Fire staff continue to patrol and monitor previously burned prescribed fire units.
With the threat of wildfire rapidly increasing, the U.S. Forest Service announced that the entire Malheur National Forest has moved to Phase C public use restrictions for extreme fire danger a…
As the legislative session wrapped up, state Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, and Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, held a virtual town hall and had a lot to discuss.
The Dixie Creek fire that prompted Prairie City to cancel its fireworks celebration is not a threat to structures as winds are currently blowing the fire away from the city as crews have conta…
Grant County is in the grip of a severe drought of historic proportions.
As Eastern Oregon prepares for a potentially dangerous wildfire season, Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is preparing its member-owners for the threat of wildfires and the potential of power …
Passing thunderstorms Wednesday ignited a flurry of new fires in northeast Oregon.
Firefighters continue battling the 120-acre Lovlett Corral Fire, which is burning on the Heppner Ranger District, approximately 10 miles northwest of Monument.
Wildfires resulting from human activities continue to plague firefighters in Oregon Department of Forestry’s Central Oregon District.
Malheur National Forest Fire crews are responding to new smoke reports following passing thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday.
A bill in the U.S. Senate mandating more local streams become designated as wild, scenic or recreational has been met with skepticism and outright opposition by some.
Joel McCraw needed to find someone willing to spend the summer atop a mountain that has a three-state view but is far out of sight of any coffee shop or grocery store.
Grant County Sheriff Todd McKinley has been busy since he took the helm of the sheriff’s office in January.
The John Day Unit joined The Dalles and Prineville units of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Central Oregon District in implementing fire season June 1.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said this week that he will lobby the Biden administration to spend at least $1 billion more per year for logging, prescribed burning and other work designed to make fed…
While there is nowhere of high concern right now in Grant County for a potential wildfire, firefighters on the Malheur and Umatilla national forests are gearing up for the upcoming fire season.
The Blues Intergovernmental Council has nearly completed goals and desired conditions for the landscape at the three national forests.
Qualified renters can submit applications to the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) for funding to pay rent, rent arrears, future rent and certain home utility costs, according…
Organizers abandoned the idea to buy and convert a hotel into transitional housing Thursday.
Grant County officials face community opposition as they enter into the final phases of a grant process that would allow them to acquire a local hotel and convert it into transitional housing …
Grant County officials working on a grant to acquire hotels to turn into housing facilities for people impacted by wildfires, COVID-19, and those released from incarceration as they enter back…
Wildfire forecasters say early summer-like conditions in much of the West will likely set the stage for a busy peak season.
After carefully monitoring conditions across the Malheur National Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including temperature, relative humidit…
Grant County officials are in the second phase of a grant process that would allow them to acquire hotels to turn into housing facilities for people impacted by wildfires, COVID-19 and those r…
The Emigrant Creek Ranger District has announced the 30-day objection period for the Crow Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project Environmental Assessment.
A bill specific to Grant County had its first hearing.
Grant County encouraging people to join COVID-19 vaccine waitlist with more doses expected in coming weeks
As the state’s supply of the COVID-19 vaccine increases, county health officials anticipate receiving between 200 and 400 doses for the next couple of weeks.
Oregon Wildfire News
A documentary film that includes footage from fires in Oregon will premiere April 7-9 at Hermiston Stadium 8 Cinema, 355 W. Theater Lane.
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