Update- Fire Damages Five Homes in Umatilla

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

Courtesy E.J. Harris, East Oregonian

In Umatilla, a fire in a neighborhood that destroyed four homes has been contained.

A fifth home sustained some damage.

Firefighters from 13 different agencies were brought in to battle the flames.

There were no reports of injuries and damage estimates are not yet available.

 

 

Original Story-

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.