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South Fork Complex


Approximate Location

44.269 latitude, -119.45 longitude

Incident Overview

Continuing dry weather the last week, with warming temperatures and shifting winds, has been fanning the flames on the northeast front of the South Fork Complex. As single tree torching occurs, smoke may be visible daily from mid-afternoon until dark, rising out of Dry Cabin Creek, Cabin Creek, Todd Creek, and Chickenhouse Gulch several hundred feet south of Forest Service Road 2150. Fire crews remain on the fireline with 9,000 gallons of water available to extinguish any spot fires that may develop from embers blown across the road.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 01st, 2014 approx. 12:45 AM
Location20 miles southwest of John Day, Oregon
Incident CommanderChad Daugherty
Incident Description20 Miles Southwest Of John Day, Oregon

Current Situation

Size66,145 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 10th, 2014 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory), some areas of grass and brush.

Significant Events

100% contained as of 0001 September 15, 2014. Crews will continue with suppression repair. Minimal creeping and smoldering within the fires containment line is expected.


Planned Actions

Crews continue to mop up , and rehab/patrol the fire perimeter.

Projected Incident Activity

Mop up and rehabilitation operations are well underway.


Area/Road Closures remain in effect. Visit the MAPS section for the latest Area/Road Closure map

Unit Information

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Malheur National Forest (North)
U.S. Forest Service
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
P.O. Box 909
John Day, OR 97845

Incident Contacts

Malheur National Forest
Phone: 541-575-3000
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm

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