Big Sheep 2

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Big Sheep 2

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Approximate Location

45.463 latitude, -116.821 longitude

Incident Overview

Retardant drop from SEAT on fire

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Fire started 8/18/2013, cause suspected as lightning. Located in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, in Big Sheep Creek drainage. Burning in grass understory and ponderosa pine. Located 19 NE of Joseph, OR.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseSuspected Lightning
Date of OriginSaturday August 17th, 2013 approx. 07:30 PM
Location19 miles NE of Joseph, OR
Incident CommanderFrancis Tyler

Current Situation

Size129 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateFriday August 23rd, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

2 Timber (grass and understory), Ponderosa pine with continuous grass understory

Significant Events

Fire will be monitored until a significant weather event extinguishes fire completey.


Projected Incident Activity


Unit Information

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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1550 Dewey Ave Suite A
Baker City, OR 97814

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