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Double Creek Fire

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Unit Information

1550 Dewey Ave, Suite A 
Baker City, 
Oregon 
97814 
1550 Dewey Ave, Suite A 
Baker City, 
Oregon 
97814 

Incident Contacts

  • Fire Information
    Email:
    2022.doublecreek@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    541-216-4579
    Hours:
    Daily 8 am - 8 pm
  • Fire Information
    Phone:
    541-426-5546
    Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8 am to 5pm

Double Creek Fire Update 09/27/2022

Double Creek Fire
News - 09/27/2022

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September 27, 2022 Daily Update – 8:00 AM

Highlights:
Today will be hot, dry, and breezy with conditions similar to mid-August. Lower fuel moistures are anticipated to result in increased fire behavior where pockets of heat remain. Close monitoring of areas of concern will be conducted and resources are pre-positioned to respond quickly as conditions change. Post-fire suppression repair will continue in portions of all fire areas as safety and conditions allow.

Double Creek Fire: 159,813 acres, 2047 acre adjustment | 89% contained | 451 personnel assigned Acreage adjusted for more accurate measurement. The northern and southern edges of the fire remain the most active. Temperatures will reach the 90s in lower elevations and increased fire activity is expected in the Cow Creek drainage. Crews and aircraft will continue monitoring the fire and are prepared to respond as needed.

Eagle Cap Wilderness Fires Sturgill Fire: 20,912 acres, 720 acre increase | 72% of objectives achieved | 63 personnel assigned

Active burning occurred in the northwest corner yesterday after 3 days of warm, dry conditions and reduced fuel moistures. A fire crew is being deployed at Red’s Horse Ranch to reinforce existing structure protection.

Nebo Fire: 12,600 acres | 0 personnel assigned

Goat Mountain 2 Fire: 536 acres | 0 personnel assigned

Will continue to monitor these fires from aircraft as smoke and weather permits.

Weather: High temperatures are forecast from the 80s to upper 90s in the valleys with relative humidity at 8 to 18%. Ridgetop temperatures will be in the 70s with relative humidity in the teens.  Winds will increase, with ridgetop gusts to 30 mph and 22 mph in the valleys. Poor humidity recovery overnight to around 35%.

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Temporary Area Closures:  Closure orders are in effect for the Double Creek, Nebo, and Sturgill Fires. Closure Orders and Maps are available here. Forest service roads within area closures and Forest Service Road (FSR) 8250 east to the junction with FSR 8250-040, FSR 3900-100, and FSR 3900-200 remain closed.

Road Closures: Upper Imnaha Road, Hat Point Road, Lower Imnaha Road, and Dug Bar Road are closed.

Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in place for the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Campfires should be in fire pits surrounded by dirt, rock, or commercial rings. Flammable material shall be cleared within a 3-foot radius and avoid overhanging limbs. Attend fires at all times and fully extinguish when not attended.

Fire Information

Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM             Phone: 541-216-4579        Email:2022.doublecreek@firenet.gov

Double Creek Fire
InciWeb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8366/
Facebook www.facebook.com/doublecreekfire2022
YouTube https://tinyurl.com/Double-Creek-Fire  
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Eagle Cap Wilderness Fires

Sturgill Fire InciWeb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8364/
Nebo Fire InciWeb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8363/
Goat Mountain 2 Fire InciWeb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8380/
Facebook www.facebook.com/SturgillNemoGoatMountain2Fires
YouTube https://tinyurl.com/Eagle-Cap-Wilderness-Fires

 

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