National Forest

Wildland Fire crews will be using Dayton School District facilities as a

base camp while battling the Green Ridge - Turkey Tail fire. For more
information regarding this fire please go to

The following is a statement released on July 11th by the Umatilla National Forest Incident Contact:

The Green Ridge Fire, which is located approximately 30 miles east of Walla Walla, Washington, is comprised of two wildfires burning in steep, rugged terrain, consisting of mostly timber, grass and shrubs. Values at risk include structures in the area. Yesterday’s fire behavior consisted of active upslope runs, spotting and torching. Steep ground with rolling rocks and burning material is adding to fire growth and containment difficulties.  Helicopters and airtankers aided firefighters in slowing the spread of the fires yesterday. Firefighters secured the southern edges of both the Green Ridge and Turkey Tail Fires and worked the flanks down into the draw bottoms. The Turkey Tail Fire was the most active yesterday and helicopter water drops were utilized to slow the northern progress of the fire, while crews worked on identifying access routes on that side. The two-acre spot fire near Turkey Creek was secured yesterday.