Central Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry
3501 East Third Street
P.O. Box 670
Prineville, OR 97754
The Wilson Prairie Fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon burning on Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protected lands within the Morrow County. The fire is located approximately twenty-three miles southwest of Heppner, Oregon. Currently the fire is estimated at 700 acres, burning in grass, brush, and timber within the Umatilla National Forest and on ODF protected lands. Cause of the fire is under investigation. Bull Prairie Reservoir and Campground have been evacuated and are currently closed.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 23rd, 2018 approx. 03:30 PM|
|Location||30 miles south of Heppner, Oregon. Near Bull Prairie Reservoir|
|Incident Commander||Kristen Marshall|
|Coordinates||44.984 latitude, -119.667 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||93%|
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Holding and mop-up. Rehab interior suppression lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Suppression efforts to hold the fire within its current footprint continue. Potential for movement to the south is present. Improve containment and reduce threats to residences.
High pressure will start moving east on Monday allowing warmer and drier weather to move in the area. Instability will increase as well leading to a Haines of 5. With the increasing instability stronger winds will develop at ridge tops from the southwest.