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Crockets Knob Fire

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431 Patterson Bridge Rd 
John Day, 
431 Patterson Bridge Rd 
John Day, 

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9/5/2022 Crockets Knob Fire Update

Crockets Knob Fire
News - 10/26/2022

Crockets Knob Fire Update


Incident Commanders: Jeff Dimke and Bobby Shindelar

September 05, 2022

Weather: Dry conditions will continue today but temperatures will be cooler, with highs rising only into the 70s and lower 80s across the fire area. West to northwest winds will be light along ridgetops at less than 10 mph with gusts less than 15 mph.

Operations: Yesterday firefighters made good progress along the western edge of the fire to hold and strengthen containment lines. Slightly lower temperatures and lower wind speeds gave crews an opportunity to create depth in the containment line and cool areas of more intense heat.Work along FSR 45 continues today with heavy equipment and crews moving north to improve the roadway for possible containment line. Several crews will be engaging along the northeastern corner and eastern flank today to construct direct line along the fire edge. Firefighters remain engaged along the northern edge where the fire continues to creep along in the available fuels. Many natural rocky areas on the north end are helping to reduce the rate of spread.Helicopters will continue to support firefighters on the eastern edge, cooling areas of heat and adding moisture to the fuels to slow fire growth. Containment continues to increase along the southern edge of the fire.

Closures and Evacuations: Grant County has issued a Level One evacuation advisory in the area of the fire. Level One means be ready and aware of fire conditions. You can view a map of the evacuation zone on the Grant County Emergency Management Facebook page.

An expanded closure is in effect on the Malheur and Umatilla National Forests today. For complete closure information, please go to:

Smoke may be visible to nearby communities and Forest visitors. Smoke and air quality impacts within the state can be monitored by visiting:

*A reduction in acreage is due to more accurate mapping.

Quick Facts:

4,265 Acres


CAUSE: LightningPERSONNEL: 612

LOCATION: 19 miles north of Prairie City

FIRE INFORMATION: 541-625-0892



There is a Temporary Flight Restriction over the Crockets Knob Fire area. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone - if you fly, we can’t.