News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Posted on FlashAlert: June 23rd, 2016 10:17 AM
The War Canyon Fire was reported around 12:30 PM Wednesday burning in grass and brush on ODF-protected lands two miles east of Long Creek, Ore. Oregon Department of Forestry fire-fighting resources from the Central Oregon District’s John Day Unit were assisted by firefighters from the Long Creek Rural Fire Department. Firefighters stopped the fire spread at approximately 20 acres. ODF resources on scene included four engines, a four-person hand crew and the incident commander. Firefighting personnel will continue the mop-up process today to extinguish heat within the fire perimeter.
The cause of the War Canyon Fire is under investigation.
No other fires 10 acres in size or larger were reported yesterday on ODF-protected lands.