Fire East Of Shaniko Burns 5,000 Acres

A lightning-caused fire about eight miles east of Shaniko has burned just over 5,000 acres.  The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center says the North Pole Fire started on Sunday.  The fire is burning in grasslands, and the Center reported this morning that fire behavior is minimal.  The fire is on unprotected lands, and there is no containment level at this time.  The Bureau of Land Management is the lead agency on the fire, and seventeen people are assigned to it.  

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