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Corner Creek

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Approximate Location

44.314 latitude, -119.584 longitude

Incident Overview

The management of the Corner Creek Fire was transferred to Albuquerque Zone Type 3 Incident Management team (Incident Commander Ryan Romero) on July 14, 2014.

The South Fork Road/County Road 42 has been reopened for public use. An area closure remains in effect around the fire on National Forest land.

The Corner Creek Fire was ignited by lightning on June 29. It continues to burn on the west side of the South Fork John Day River, about 11 miles south of Dayville.

The northern part of the Corner Creek Fire is burning in the Black Canyon Wilderness. Crews and other resources continued to mop-up along containment lines extinguishing any burning and smoldering materials.


A Forest Closure has been issued for part of the Ochoco National Forest near the Corner Creek Fire, including the Black Canyon Wilderness. Mud Springs and Frazier Campgrounds are closed to the public. Sugar Creek Campground is open.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday June 29th, 2015 approx. 03:15 PM
Location11 miles south of Dayville; near Black Canyon Wilderness
Incident CommanderRyan Romero

Current Situation

Total Personnel160
Size29,660 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Short Grass (1 foot)

Light Logging Slash

Significant Events

Minimal Creeping Smoldering

Fire activity has decreased significantly. Most of any activity is in Division T and W.


Planned Actions

Keep resources at current strength numbers of 5 engines, 1 IHC and 2 Type 2IA crews to complete mop up, back haul and repairs. The planned level of resources will remain the same to help complete mop up and repair objectives. Personnel will continue to patrol and repair fire lines in all divisions. Start demobing crews and equipment as needed.

Projected Incident Activity

24 hours: Patrol and mop up. Continue back haul of excess equipment. Continue repair work. Start demobing equipment based on fire activity near the line and incoming ICT4 needs


Fire activity has sayed mostly the same with some increase of smoke coming from the large fuels due to the lack of moisture, increase temperatures and lower RHs. Significant challenges due to poor access, snags, complex terrain within the Black Canyon Wilderness will result in an extended period suppression effort for final containment in this section of the fire. Division A, B, C, are not staffed. Division D, E,K, N, have two engines in patrol and mop up status and continue to complete repairs to the fire lin. Crews will continue backhaul of excess equipment. Division T and W have 3 engines, ine IHC and one type 2 IA crew. Crews will continue to patrol, mop up and continue backhaul needs. Division has one dozer helping with repairs.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

7/21: Mostly sunny with no chance of precipitation. High temperatures 80 to 85 degrees, 75-80 degrees on the ridges, with lower relative humidity 14-19%. Valleys and lower slope winds upslope less than 5 mph becoming Northwest 3 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Ridges and upper slopes winds Northwest 3 to 8 in the afternoon.

Unit Information

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Prineville District BLM
Bureau of Land Management
3050 NE 3rd Street
Prineville, OR 97754

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