Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1550 Dewey Ave, Suite A
Baker City, OR 97814
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday June 04th, 2021 approx. 06:00 AM|
|Location||Dry Creek Ridge|
|Incident Commander||Jason Loomis, IC NW Team 7|
|Coordinates||45.892 latitude, -116.924 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Brush, short grass
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.
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.