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Firefighters Put Out Pair of Grass Fires Near Riverfront Park

Umatilla County Fire District #1 put out a couple of small fires near Riverfront Park on Thursday. Just after 11 a.m., crews responded to a...

Hermiston Firefighters Put Out Grass Fire Behind Safeway Grocery Store

Crews from Umatilla County Fire District #1 were called to a grass fire behind Hermiston Safeway late Wednesday afternoon. At 5:14 p.m., UCFD #1 responded...

Dog Found Hiding Under Bed Following Hermiston House Fire

No one was injured Monday – not even a dog hiding under a bed - in a house fire in Hermiston. Just before 3 p.m.,...

Motorist Dies in I-84 Collision

A Washington motorist was killed Monday evening in a collision on Interstate 84. Just after 7:30 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded...

No Injuries Reported in Vehicle Fire

No one was injured Friday in a vehicle fire on Interstate 82 near Bridge Road. Around 9 a.m., Umatilla County Fire District #1 responded to...

Umatilla County Fire District #1 Sets Records for Call Volume Numbers

Umatilla County Fire District #1 set another monthly record with a total of 529 calls for the month of June. For the fiscal year...

Don Bloom Passes Away at 76

Donald R. “Don” Bloom of Hermiston, loving husband and dad, passed away on June 16, 2021 in Hermiston at the age of 76. He was...

1 Dead in Residential Fire; Batteries Were Removed from Smoke Alarm

Umatilla County Fire District #1 is cautioning residents to check their smoke alarms regularly and keep the batteries in them after a Hermiston resident...

Oregon Special Districts Getting Left Out of COVID-Related Funding

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is expected to provide Oregon with approximately $2.6 billion in discretionary federal recovery funds for state needs. How much...

Umatilla County Fire District #1 Awarded $2,736,591 Grant

Umatilla County Fire District #1 was awarded $2,736,591 from the Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program to rehabilitate Fire Stations 22 and 24. Fire district officials say the grant...

Fire District Welcomes 2 New Recruits

Umatilla County Fire District #1 welcomed two new recruits - Chandi Walker and Kory Reynolds. Fire Chief Scott Stanton swore the two in on Tuesday....

Voters to Decide on $13 Million Bond Measure for Fire District

Umatilla County Fire District #1 has put Bond Measure 30-148 on the May ballot to fund equipment, vehicles, and station renovation. The fire district covers...

Stanfield to Host ‘Trucks, Tractors and Trees’ Arbor Day Celebration

The Stanfield Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Trucks, Tractors and Trees Arbor Day celebration this Thursday, April 22 in Bard Park, off...

Umatilla County Fire District Honors Mark Johnson on His Retirement

Umatilla County Fire District #1 honored one of its own Wednesday night with the retirement of Mark Johnson, a longtime paramedic and firefighter. Johnson was...

Umatilla County Fire District Puts $13.1 Million Bond Measure on Ballot

Umatilla County Fire District #1 is asking voters to consider a bond measure in the May election, which will fund a variety of equipment,...

1 Injured in Head-On Collision

The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) is continuing an investigation into a two-vehicle collision early Monday morning that left a Boardman resident hospitalized. Around 4:50...

Early-Morning Hermiston Fire Damages 2 Homes, 4 Vehicles

Umatilla County Fire District #1 responded to a Tuesday morning fire that damaged two houses and four vehicles in Hermiston. The call came in at 4:59...

Wallowa Driver Dies in Collision with Semi-Truck on Highway 37

A Wallowa man died Monday morning when his pick-up truck collided with an oncoming semi-truck on Highway 37. Oregon State Police troopers responded just after...

Fire District Responds to Record Number of Calls During July

Umatilla County Fire District #1 responded to a single-month record number of calls for service in July, answering 525 tone-outs in 31 days. EMTs responded...

Fast-Moving Grass Fire Burns Structures, 7 Acres in Hermiston

High winds, heat and low humidity made life difficult for firefighters battling a fast-moving grass fire in Hermiston Wednesday afternoon. Just before 2 p.m., Umatilla...

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