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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Green Ridge Fire burns more than 37,000 acres

Rocky Mountain Team Black is overseeing operations.


August 19, 2021

UMATILLA NATIONAL FOREST—Southwest wind gusts are expected to continue driving the Green Ridge Fire, feeding the flames with unburned pockets of fuel. As of Tuesday, August 17, the fire has burned 37,599 acres and is less than 20% contained.

In the 48 hours leading up to Tuesday’s update, the wind tested fire lines created in Division M. However, the fire lines and previous firing operations have proven effective. The fire has been kept within the division’s footprint and the lines created along “the 22” (Road 4022). The fire continues to burn towards Oregon Butte, in Division W.

On Monday, th...

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