Fire Crews With Bureau of Land Management – Vale District Quickly Douse 362 Fire

ONTARIO — An air attack by the Bureau of Land Management – Vale District on a fire between Ontario and Huntington on Wednesday evening aided ground crews in quickly extinguishing a fire.

Larisa Bogardus, public affairs officer for the Vale District BLM, provided an update via email on Wednesday evening.

She said the fire was reported at about 5 p.m. on the westbound side of Interstate 84 at Moores Hollow. Dubbed the 362 Fire, crews had it contained and controlled by 8:50 p.m.

Bogardus said that in addition to engines on scene, they “dropped” single-engine air tankers on the fire. Pilots were flying those planes out of the BLM’s SEAT base at the Ontario Municipal Airport, where they also came back to reload with fire retardant before heading back out to the fire.

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