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Nash Fire/Horse Creek Complex Update for Friday, Sept. 22
Update for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, 9 a.m. Fire Information: (541) 719-8371 Online: https// Rebel... more


Approximate Location

44.068 latitude, -121.878 longitude

Incident Overview

This is a map showing the perimeters of the fires in the Horse Creek Complex and the Rebel Fire for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

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Updated Friday morning, Sept. 22

Remote weather stations in the area of the Horse Creek Complex and Nash fire measured precipitation from 4 to nearly 6 inches since Sunday night. Thursday brought fewer showers and diminished clouds with occasional sunshine. A warming and drying trend will continue through the weekend with each day gaining a few degrees until temperatures in the 70s return early next week. Fire spread is still not anticipated to occur even with a return of warmer and dryer weather.

Firefighter crews have transitioned from protecting the public from fire to removing equipment from the field and repairing fire lines and other disturbances left by suppression efforts. Fire managers use the term “suppression repair” to describe efforts taken after a fire to repair impacts to the land. Before leaving the fire, crews may construct berms and spread brush and rocks onto the cut lines and bare ground that were created during firefighting efforts. Water bars may be constructed on hand and dozer lines to divert water to reduce soil erosion and prevent gullies from forming. Also, crews will remove refuse, flagging, and other equipment as part of their efforts to restore the land to a more natural condition.

NASH FIRE (6,738 acres)

The Nash Fire is part of the
Horse Creek Complex.

Location: Willamette National Forest, McKenzie River Ranger District, within the Three Sisters Wilderness Area

Report Date: August 10

Cause: Lightning

Fire Information: 541-719-8371

All Willamette National Forest Fires:

Willamette National Forest Closure Information (Roads, Campgrounds, Trails) or call (541) 225-6350

Smoke and Air Quality

Travel Information or call 511

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday August 10th, 2017 approx. 04:38 PM
LocationSW slope of South Sister Mountain, 6 miles north of Elk Lake, OR
Incident CommanderTom Kurth, Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team

Current Situation

Size6,738 Acres
Significant Events

Nash - Minimal creeping and smoldering. Slash removal continuing.


Planned Actions

Nash - Plans for suppression repair area being completed and implemented.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire spread is not anticipated even with forecast warmer and drier weather. More smoke will begin show as the sun reaches ground fuels, but fire spread is not anticipated on any of the fires in the Horse Creek Complex.


The last infrared flight was conducted on 9/15. No change in acreage has been measured since 9/15.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The weather Friday was partly cloudy with some valley fog in the morning, then became mostly cloudy with isolated afternoon showers. High Temperatures reached a maximum of 54 degrees with a minimum relative humidity of 53 percent at the Pebble Remote Automatic Weather Station. At other RAWS highs were also in the low 50s with minimum relative humidity in the 60s. Clouds will continue to decrease through the weekend with temperatures warming and the relative humidity drying. Highs will progressively increase each day to reach the low 70s by Tuesday and Wednesday. Minimum humidities will fall to around 40 percent for the weekend and to the low 30s to mid 20s Tuesday through Thursday. Nighttime humidity recoveries will fall gradually as well, dropping to 50 to 60 percent by midweek.

Unit Information

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Deschutes National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
63095 Deschutes Market Road
Bend, OR 97701

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Phone: 541-719-8371
Hours: M-S 9am - 8pm

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