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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Green Ridge Fire burns in Blues

The Pomeroy Ranger District was closed effective July 12

 

Beka Compton

PENDLETON, Ore.-The Green Ridge Fire, burning approximately 30 miles east of Walla Walla, continues to challenge firefighters as they battle rough terrain and compete against perfect fire weather conditions.

As of Tuesday, July 13, the fire had burned approximately 338 acres in the Pomeroy Ranger District, jumping more than 100 acres over a 24-hour period. Currently, there are ten hand crews fighting the fire, six engines, and three water tenders. Northwest Incident Management Team 7 took over incident command on Tuesday.

"Northeast Oregon Type 3 team did a tremendous job," said informatio...



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