Wallowa Fire Department responds to grass fire

<p>This lighter and matches were found at the scene of the fire.</p>

At about 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening, four Wallowa fire trucks and an Oregon Department of Fish and Game pickup responded to a half-acre fire near Weaver’s Pond, about three miles west of Wallowa near Lower Diamond Road.

Former fire chief John Duckworth said the grass fire, which charred the base of a stand of aspen trees, occurred on property belonging to the ODFW.

Called in by Alan Miller, of Wallowa, the fire could have been triggered by a disposable cigarette lighter found near the origination of the blaze, said firemen at the scene.

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