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Katy Mountain

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INCIDENT UPDATED 9/18/2014

Incident Overview

Located in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, 17 miles east of Union, on the north side of the Minam River drainage. Fire started in Pole Creek and burned over the top of Katy Mountain. The fire is actively burning and torching in subalpine fir over Katy Mountain. Fire is burning into the south aspect of Last Chance Creek. A Fire Observer will be present this afternoon on the fire to monitor activity and call for air support as needed. The zone plans to bring in a long-term Fire Behavior Analyst will evaluate probabilities of the fire movement, given predicted weather. This will help the Zone anticipate and be prepared for possible fire growth over the next few weeks.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginTuesday August 05th, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM
LocationLocated in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, 17 miles east of Union, on north side of the Minam River drainage.
Incident DescriptionLocated In The Eagle Cap Wilderness, 17 Miles East Of Union, On North Side Of The Minam River Drainage. Fire Started In Pole Creek And Burned Over Top Of Katy Mountain. The Fire Is Actively Burning And Torching In Subalpine Fir Over Katy Mountain. Fire Is Burning Into The South Aspect Of Last Chance Creek.

Current Situation

Size257 Acres
Fuels Involved

Steep and heavy continuous timber.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire managers are monitoring activity by air and plan to call for resources, as needed.

Remarks

Visitors should refrain from entering the fire area and be cautious in the burned area for snags and other fire debris.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry

Unit Information

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Wallowa - Whitman National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1550 Dewey Avenue
P.O. Box 907
Baker City, OR 97814

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