LA GRANDE — Quick initial attack work by Wallowa-Whitman National Forest firefighters quelled the 1-acre Baldy Fire.

The fire, which was burning in timber in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest nine miles east of Union, was first reported at 2:46 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1.

A team, including the Union Interagency Hotshot Crew, rappellers from the Grande Ronde Rappellers, a Type 2IA hand crew and a Type 6 engine responded to the blaze and stopped its forward progress by early evening.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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