Due to the hard work from firefighters from around the area, the Mt Harris Fire will reach full containment by the end of shift Wednesday evening. Local firefighters will continue to mop-up and monitor the fire until significant precipitation arrives.
"This was another good example of how interagency resources come together to successfully fight fire. ODF really appreciates the response from all the agencies, rural fire departments and landowners that showed up and helped us out." Incident Commander, Mitch Williams with the Oregon Department of Forestry said.
The Mt Harris Road-62 Road is now open to the public, however people are encouraged to use caution. Rolling rocks and debris will continue to be an issue. There will also be continued firefighting traffic in the area.
Regulated use closure is still in effect for lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. There are no campfire allowed and no open burning without a permit. For more detailed information on fire regulations, call your local ODF office.
More information for fire danger in Northeast Oregon can be found at http://bmidc.org/index.shtml
Contact a local Oregon Department of Forestry office for complete information on ODF Restrictions:
La Grande Unit (541)963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit (541)523-5831
Wallowa Unit (541) 886-2881
Pendleton Unit (541)276-3491
To report a fire, contact:
Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch (541) 963-7171
Or, call 9-1-1
This will be the last update for this fire.
Photo Credit: Jana Peterson-Oregon Department of Forestry