Beech Creek fire photo

The Beech Creek Fire burns on the east side of Highway 395 North near milepost 106B on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. The fire was zero percent contained on Tuesday.

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 106B reported around 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1.

The Malheur National Forest’s deputy fire staff officer, Eric Miller, said the blaze threatens private land, structures and power lines and has closed Highway 395 between Long Creek and Mt. Vernon.

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Steven Mitchell, a reporter with the Blue Mountain Eagle since 2020, covers sports, county government and issues facing natural resources and ag in Grant County. Office: 541-575-0710 Cell: 971-263-3444 Email:steven@bmeagle.com

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