Fire Damages Five Homes in Umatilla

<p>Courtesy E.J. Harris, East Oregonian</p>

Courtesy E.J. Harris, East Oregonian

<p>Courtesy E.J. Harris, East Oregonian</p>

Courtesy E.J. Harris, East Oregonian

A fire damages five homes this afternoon near Pheasant Ridge Road in Umatilla.

American Red Cross has a shelter set up for families displaced by the fire at Clara Brownell Middle School at 1300 7th Street.

The fire started about 2:30 p.m. and multiple firefighting agencies have responded.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, according to the Umatilla County Emergency Management.

The public is asked to stay away from the area.