Rye Valley firefighting costs exceed $900,000

Written by Baker City Herald July 26, 2014 05:59 pm

The bill for dousing a lightning-caused fire near Rye Valley in southeastern Baker County has reached $911,000, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported Saturday evening.

The fire started late Tuesday and burned 1,434 acres.

No homes were damaged.

The fire is 75 percent contained this evening.