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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 - 10/06/2022

Double Creek Fire
News - 10/06/2022

Double Creek, Sturgill, Nebo, Goat Mountain Two Fires
 
Thursday October 6, 2022
Update – 8:00 AM Northeast Oregon Type 3 Team

NOTICE: This will be the last update from the incident team.
 
Highlights: Weather has gradually warmed and become drier each day after the cool and moist conditions last weekend. Very little change in fire behavior and spread has been observed despite the warmer and drier conditions. Fire crews will continue to monitor the north end of the Double Creek and Sturgill Fires for hot spots and use aerial bucket drops when terrain and weather safely allow. The Type 3 team will transition to two Type 4 Teams on Friday, 10/7.

Double Creek Fire: 171,530 acres, increased 33 acres | 89% contained | 155 personnel assigned

Isolated areas of heat remain in the Cow Creek, Deep Creek, and Lightning Creek drainages on steep and inaccessible terrain. Little growth is expected and the area will be monitored with aerial resources.

Eagle Cap Wilderness Fires

Sturgill Fire: 21,710 acres, increased 99 acres | 80% of objectives achieved | 60 personnel assigned

A fire crew is monitoring the northern edge today and minimal fire activity is expected.

Nebo Fire: 12,609 acres, increased 1 acre | 94% of objectives achieved | 0 personnel assigned

Goat Mountain 2 Fire: 584 acres, no change in acres | 0 personnel assigned

Aerial monitoring will continue but little to no fire activity is expected for the Nebo and Goat Mountain 2 Fires.

Weather: Warmer than normal temperatures and dry conditions will persist through the weekend with fuel moistures continuing to gradually trend downward. Early next week another storm system will impact the area with increasing winds Monday and cooler conditions mid-week with the potential for precipitation.

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Temporary Road Closures: Closures are in effect for the Double Creek and Sturgill Fires due to operation of heavy equipment and log hauling. In the Double Creek Fire area the Hat Point Road is closed starting at the forest boundary. The Little Bear Creek Road (FSR 8250) is closed east to the junction with FSR 8250-040 near the Sturgill Fire.

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.

Information
Wallowa Mountains Office Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Phone: 541-426-5546

Double Creek Fire
InciWeb
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8366/
Facebook
www.facebook.com/doublecreekfire2022

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/