The 85-acre Matlock Fire is burning northwest of Ukiah, Oregon on the Umatilla National Forest, and is now 70 percent contained. The lightning-caused fire was first reported at 3:39 p.m. on July 28, 2020. The Northeast Oregon Interagency Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Gabe Hale, is managing suppression efforts. Quick reporting from an Oregon Department of Forestry camera, along with rapid and effective initial attack by the Umatilla National Forest, helped minimize the spread of the fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 28th, 2020 approx. 03:39 PM|
|Location||13.5 miles northwest of Ukiah, Oregon|
|Incident Commander||Gabe Hale, Northeast Oregon Interagency Type 3 Incident Management Team|
|Coordinates||45.205 latitude, -119.194 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday August 03rd, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Minimal; smoldering inside fire perimeter.
Strengthen existing containment lines, and increase mop-up operations.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Potential continued spread of fire outside containment lines based on forecasted weather, heavy fuel loading, and high resistance to containment lines.
Hot, dry, and breezy forecasted weather.