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Lick Creek Fire

Unit Information

Umatilla National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
72510 Coyote Road
Pendleton, OR 97801

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Incident Contacts

Fire Information
Email: 2021.lickcreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 509-542-7964
Hours: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Highlighted Activity

09/20/2021 Hazardous fuel treatments crucial to slowing Lick Creek Fire advance
   PENDLETON, Ore. (September 20, 2021) — Proactive hazardous fuel treatments on the Pomeroy Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest were instrumental in changing fire behavior and...
News - 09/20/2021
Lick Creek Fuels TreatmentImage options: [ Full Size ]

Lightning ignited several fires southwest of Asotin, WA on July 7. The Lick Creek Fire and the Dry Gulch Fire burned together on July 8 and are now being fought as one fire, called the Lick Creek fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday July 07th, 2021 approx. 08:00 AM
LocationDry Lick Creek Area, 15 miles southeast of Pomeroy, WA.
Incident CommanderKevin Stock, Northwest Incident Management Team 8
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates46.262 latitude, -117.416 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel6
Size80,421 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday August 26th, 2021 approx. 07:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot)

Hardwood Litter

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Narrative:

Heavy volumes of dead and down material from previous fires and insect infestations combined with steep slopes are hampering access. Light grass is located on the some of the ridges and south/west aspects. Heavy volumes of fuels in the unburned areas.

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior -Creeping and Smoldering.

Interior fuels will continue to smolder and creep. No change to fire size is expected. Drying trend to continue through the week.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue patrol on the eastern and southern perimeter as feasible based on need. Coordinate with Green Ridge prior to engaging any suppression effort related to Lick Creek on the northern and western perimeter.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering.

24 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering.

48 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering. Possibly more smoke production from interior remaining heat.

72 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering. Possibly more smoke production from interior remaining heat.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering. Possibly more smoke production from interior remaining heat.

Remarks

Transfer of command to NWIMT8 occurred at 0600 on 08/26/2021.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A trough moving through the region today brought cooler temperatures around 66 to 70 degrees on the ridges and 70 to 75 in the valleys. This brought gusty west to northwest winds up to 22 mph across the area. The bit of moisture brought to the region allowed the RH values to only drop into the 30% on the ridges and valleys. Cloud cover will continue to be on the increase today and into tonight. Temperatures tonight will again be in the warmer side with valleys in the mid-40s and low 50s on the ridges. Winds will continue to gust to 18 mph on the ridgetops overnight.