During the recent snowstorms in early February, Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) has been kind enough to stage a snowcat at East Umatilla Fire & Rescue Station 63 in Adams. One important way that the equipment has been utilized has been to clear the area around the station making it possible for fire apparatus and a second-out ambulance to safely get out and respond to emergencies. Our many thanks to UEC for their generosity.
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On July 26th at 7:27 pm, East Umatilla Fire & Rescue was called to a haystack fire on York Road at milepost 2.6 near Weston, OR. Six large haystacks were on fire.
Brush 61, 62 & 63 were on scene as well as Tender 61 and 63, Medic 61, and a Command vehicle. There were 11 firefighters present.
No injuries were reported.
On January 10, at 9:24 pm, East Umatilla Fire & Rescue was called to a vehicle on fire on Denning Road at Highway 335.
Tender 71, Medic 62, Engine 69, Brush 62, and two Command vehicles worked together to put the fire out. Umatilla County Sheriff was also on scene.
There were no injuries reported and the fire is under investigation at this time.
East Umatilla Fire & Rescue
On January 4th at 2:20 am, East Umatilla Fire & Rescue was called to a fire up on Hodgson Road off of Highway 204 on Weston Mountain. There was a motorhome, a 5th wheel, 3 vehicles, a tractor, a scooter and a 4-wheeler lost in this fire. 4 small trees were cut down also.
17 firefighters were working on this fire with an engine, 2 brush trucks, 4 tenders, a medic unit and 2 command vehicles.
The water situation was the biggest problem. There was only one single-lane road getting to and from the fire. There are no hydrants up there to feed off of, so water tenders had to pump water to the engine.
After the fire was put out, a fire investigation was done, the cause of the fire was an electrical component failure.
There were no reported injuries.
Red Cross was called and 3 people were given help.
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