Monday, June 15, 2015


Firefighters from the U.S. Forest  Service and Oregon Department of Forestry have contained a wildfire in the Little Basin Creek area near Dug Bar Road in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

The fire 10 miles north of Imnaha, first reported at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 15, was estimated to cover 630 acres, according to the Forest Service.

Lower Imnaha Road has been reopened after being closed from Dug Bar Road to pavement's end at Fence Creek.

On the scene at fire's peak were 99 firefighters, including hotshot crews from La Grande and Union, six engine companies, three hand crews, three helicopter crews and an air tanker pilot.

Fire officials initially listed the fire as "human caused" and now report that it is under investigation.

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