>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

Baker City Herald print edition

view all Baker City Herald print publications »

The Baker City Herald is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Opinion arrow Breaking News: Small fire at Phillips Lake under control

Breaking News: Small fire at Phillips Lake under control

By Kathy Orr/Baker City Herald This aircraft was part of the effort to extinguish a small grass fire at Phillips Lake on Friday afternoon.

By Devan Schwartz

This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

A small grass fire that was reported around 1 p.m. Friday near Phillips Lake threatened about 10 buildings before crews from multiple agencies extinguished the flames.

According to GPS data roughly 55 acres were burned, said Gary Timm, executive director of Baker County’s Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation this morning.

 

 

The fire burned on the south side of the reservoir, near the Forest Service’s Southwest Shore Campground, just east of Hudspeth Lane.

A Chinook Type 1 helicopter lapped around the fire, dousing it from above. It flew from La Grande. 

Engines from various local emergency agencies came to the scene: three from the U. S. Forest Service; three from the Oregon Department of Forestry; two from the Powder River Rural Fire Protection District; and two from Sumpter Fire District. 

One person — not a firefighter — was reported to have suffered minor burns. They drove in a private vehicle to Baker City for care, Timm said.

Campers staying at Southwest Shore self-evacuated.

The blaze was under control and being closely monitored by late afternoon Friday.

“Overall, it was a great interagency effort,” said Timm.

 

 

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Features
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use