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
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday August 04th, 2017 approx. 02:00 PM|
|Location||20 miles NW of Baker City, OR|
|Incident Commander||Keith Dunn|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday August 20th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory).
No new starts detected; minimal smoldering.
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.
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.