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Dry Creek

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

USDA Forest Service
Phone: 541-519-8051

BLM Vale District
Phone: 541-523-1407

Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Phone: 541-263-0061

The Dry Creek Fire is located in a remote and rugged part of Hells Canyon, northeast of Joseph, OR.  Fuels include grass, shrubs, and sparse timber.  The current fire footprint encompasses an area of approx. 1585 acres.  Most fire growth was driven by high winds on Saturday, June 5, 2021.  Relatively calm and cool conditions prevailed over the next several days, which moderated fire behavior substantially. The fire was returned to the local unit on June 11 and is in patrol and monitor status.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday June 04th, 2021 approx. 06:00 AM
LocationDry Creek Ridge
Incident CommanderJason Loomis, IC NW Team 7
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates45.892 latitude, -116.924 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel9
Size1,585 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateMonday June 14th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush, short grass

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monito and patrol by air resources

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire behavior expected due to suppression actions and weather forecast for showers late in day. Very little smoke, very few heat sources present.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Very moist southerly flow and low pressure resulted in a steady rainfall Wed night through early Thursday afternoon.

Significant precipitation amounts over the fire area and ICP. 0.20" to 0.50" with locally higher amounts are expected by

noon Thursday. Temperatures will be cool with highs in the 50s Thursday.