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The Elbow Creek Fire is now 50% contained, and its new growth was again minimal, as the fire added just 54 more acres and has burned 22,955 as of Thursday, July 29.

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At least two counties in rural Eastern Oregon are raising objections to the River Democracy Act, a federal bill that would add nearly 4,700 miles of wild and scenic rivers across the state.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The growth of the Elbow Creek Fire has been stymied by a team of more than 1,000 fighting the blaze.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The latest infrared mapping on the Elbow Creek Fire burning in northwestern Wallowa County has its size at 18,599 acres, according to the latest update Wednesday, July 21, fro…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The latest infrared mapping done on the Elbow Creek Fire shows the fire now at 17,260 acres and 15% contained, according to the latest information from Type 1 ODF Incident Man…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Containment on the Elbow Creek Fire is up to about 15%, an update from the Type 1 Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 3 working the blaze said late Monday n…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — With the Elbow Creek fire up to 10,941 acres, the Umatilla National Forest and surrounding river areas remain temporarily closed to the public. The announcement was made on Fr…

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WALLOWA — Although residents threatened by the Elbow Creek Fire have been given a Level 3 evacuation order, not all are leaving, Paul Karvoski, Wallowa County emergency services director, said…

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WALLOWA — Firefighters and trucks from agencies all over Oregon converged on Wallowa on Saturday evening, July 17, to make plans to take over fighting the approximately 11,000-acre Elbow Creek…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire, in the northwestern corner of Wallowa County, has quickly spread and became the state’s third largest wildfire.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire, which is located in the northwest corner of Wallowa County, has quickly extended its acreage to become the third largest fire in Oregon. As of 9:10 a.m. …

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Crews have been able to hold a key line to the south of the Elbow Creek Fire, according to an update Saturday morning, July 17.

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MINAM — The Minam State Recreation Area boat ramps have been closed due to the Elbow Creek Fire, according to an update from Oregon State Parks Friday, July 16.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire continues to spread rapidly, and as of Friday afternoon, July 16, is at an estimated 12,000-13,000 acres, according to David Weaver, duty officer with the…

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The Wenaha Wildlife Area, which is in a region directly impacted by the Elbow Creek Fire, has been closed, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday afternoon.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire, which started Thursday afternoon, July 15, in Northwestern Wallowa County, has quickly grown to an estimated 9,000 acres, and caused the evacuation of re…

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PENDLETON — Persistent extreme hot and dry conditions, large wildfires, limited firefighting resources and concern for public safety prompted U.S. Forest Service officials on Friday, July 16, …

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Residents on Eden Bench west of Flora and of Troy have been ordered to evacuate, according to a post Thursday afternoon, July 15, on the Wallowa County Sheriff's Office's Face…