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Fire burns through a home Sunday night, July 31, 2022, on Rio Senda Avenue, Umatilla.

The Umatilla Rural Fire Protection District recently announced the hiring of new Fire Chief Todd Dormaier.

Dormaier started his career as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with Yakima’s West Valley Fire-Rescue in 2006, according to a statement from the district. He earned an associate’s degree in fire science and became active in the training division.

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