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Green Ridge Fire

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Umatilla National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
72510 Coyote Road
Pendleton, OR 97801

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Email: 2021.greenridge@firenet.gov
Phone: 509-542-7964
Hours: 7:00 am-8:00 pm

Green Ridge Fire Update July 14, 2021

Green Ridge Fire Wildfire
News – 7/14/2021

Quick[  Facts

Incident Summary

Approximate

Size:

392 acres

Fire
Containment:

10%

Incident Commander:

Jason Loomis

Resources
on the fires:

Crews: 7

Helicopters: 0

Engines: 6

Dozers: 0

Water tenders: 3

Total

Personnel:

237

Jurisdiction:

Umatilla National Forest

Inciweb:

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7628/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Green-Ridge-Fire-105190851844816

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Washington Smoke Blog:

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Green Ridge Fire

July 14, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Fire Information 509-542-7964

E-mail: 2021.greenridge@firenet.gov

Dayton, WA. —The Green Ridge Fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain on the Pomeroy Ranger District, approximately 30 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington. Firefighters are working to minimize the size and duration, while prioritizing firefighter and public safety. Values at risk include structures, Mill Creek Watershed, wilderness,  and recreation areas in the vicinity.

The fire grew 52 acres yesterday, including a spot fire on Big Turkey Ridge. Firefighters continued line construction on the eastern flank. Single engine air tankers dropped retardant to strengthen fire lines.

Today, firefighters will strengthen containment lines, and will work to strengthen the structure protection around Godman Guard Station and the Little Turkey Tail Recreation Residents tract. Where terrain and fuels allow crews to safely engage, firefighters will also continue building containment lines on the northern edge of Turkey Tail Fire. Crews are also brushing roads and preparing indirect contingency lines on the southern end of the fire, where terrain, fuels and weather have made direct fire line construction ineffective.

The Umatilla National Forest implemented an area and road closure across the entire Pomeroy Ranger District.  Additional information about this closure is available on the Forest website.

Fire officials remind everyone that the current fire danger rating is EXTREME and public use restrictions involving chainsaw use, smoking and off-road travel are in effect.

The latest fire information will be posted on the Blue Mountains Fire Information Blog. To receive updates on fires[KJM2]  in the Blue Mountains, follow our blog at http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/.  Additional information about the Umatilla National Forest is available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla.

Prevention Message: The nation has moved to the highest level of fire preparedness, meaning many firefighting resources are becoming scarce. Fires this year are extremely persistent on the land. Firefighters are in a marathon effort. The same commitment is required from the public to prevent any new ignitions. Firefighters need your help getting us all through this marathon fire season safely.

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