By News-Register staff • 

Yamhill Emergency Manager called to Canyon Creek fire


Yamhill County Emergency Manager Sue Lamb was called to Grant County early this week, at the request of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, to provide relief assistance where the more than 40,000-acre Canyon Creek Complex fire, which has destroyed 26 homes in the John Day area, continues to burn. The fire was sparked by lightning. Hot weather and tinder-dry fuels are making fighting it especially challenging.

Lamb was expected to return today. 

Firefighting resources are depleted across the west, where some 95 wildfires are burning more than 1,700-square-miles in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada and Colordo.

The National Interagency Fire Center announced on Monday that it is mobilizing 200 active duty military troops to provide additional firefighting assistance. They will train this week, before being dispatched on August 23.