Bear Butte Fire

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Bear Butte Fire


Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 16 2017
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 16, 2017Wallowa-Whitman Type-3 Incident Management Team Fire crews continue to grid and mop-up areas to check for smoldering or burning embers that could ignite. Recent... more


Approximate Location

44.973 latitude, -118.15 longitude

Incident Overview

The Bear Butte Fire was reported at approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 4, 2017. The fire is burning on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Baker County, Oregon.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 04th, 2017 approx. 02:00 PM
Location20 miles NW of Baker City, OR
Incident CommanderKeith Dunn
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel191
Size499 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateSunday August 20th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory).

Significant Events

No new starts detected; minimal smoldering.


Planned Actions

Continue mop-up and gridding activities. Patrol for hot-spots or new starts. Assist local resources with initial attack.

Projected Incident Activity

Finish mop-up and land rehabilitation activities.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Slightly cooler temperatures with a high of 84-degrees but little to no chance of precipitation. RH at 31% and N-NW winds ranging from 8 to 13-mph. Clear tonight with a low around 50-degrees. N-NW wind 5-to-8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Public Information Officer
Phone: 541-523-1208

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