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South Fork Complex


Approximate Location

44.269 latitude, -119.45 longitude

Incident Overview

After continued cool, wet weather across the area, the South Fork Complex has shown no further activity.

Area Closures remain in effect to ensure public safety on the South Fork Complex at this time.
The current Area Closure Orders, along with maps, are available at:

Forest Officials encourage everyone to be safe and careful when recreating, hunting, or using the National Forest. Please make sure your campfires are DEAD OUT before leaving their site; the fire should be cold to the touch with no potential to ignite. Although temperatures are getting cooler at night, we are still in fire season; vegetation is still very dry, and the weather is still hot during the day.

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

Total Personnel2
Size66,179 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

Patrol status.

Projected Incident Activity

No fire growth expected. Patrol Status


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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