- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched farmland and threatened homes in Eastern Oregon.

The East Oregonian newspaper reports (https://is.gd/FDbmz3 ) the Scott Canyon fire started Thursday along the banks of the John Day River and spread toward the community of Mikkalo - halfway between Arlington and Condon.

Volunteer firefighters from Arlington and Condon worked throughout the night to protect structures in the fire’s path.

Gilliam County emergency management coordinator Chris Fitzsimmons says no homes have been damaged. The wind-driven blaze moved north Friday and wasn’t contained.

Fitzsimmons says nobody had to evacuate, but some ranchers moved their animals as a precaution.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined.

Arlington is located along the Columbia River and Condon is roughly 40 miles south.


Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.com

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