Umatilla National Forest wildfire updates
July 22, 2021
The Green Ridge Fire ignited during a lightning storm on July 7 and is burning roughly 30 miles east of Walla Walla. The fire continues to burn in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness in steep, remote, rugged terrain, making it difficult for fire personnel to create containment lines. An indirect fire suppression strategy is being implemented, with control lines being established a considerable distance away from the fire's active edge.
Pacific Northwest Team 3 took command of the Green Ridge Fire Tuesday and will build on the progress that has been made toward containing the fire....