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Elbow Creek

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Tom Fields
Phone: 541-805-2784
Hours: 7am - 9pm

Highlighted Activity

08/02/2021 Elbow Creek Fire Evening Update - August 2, 2021
Wallowa, OR – Due to the reduced complexity of the Elbow Creek Fire, Oregon Department of Forestry’s Type 1 Incident Management Team 3 will hand the fire over to a smaller Type 3 organization...
News - 08/02/2021
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The Elbow Creek Fire, located approximately 17 miles northwest of Wallowa, is burning on both sides of the Grande Ronde River and is on or threatening Umatilla National Forest lands, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest lands, Vale District Bureau of Land Management lands and Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands. The fire was reported on Thursday, July 15 and is burning in grass and timber. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 15th, 2021 approx. 02:45 PM
LocationLocated in the Grande Ronde River drainage near Mud Springs, approximately 31 miles southeast of Walla Walla, Washington.
Incident CommanderODF IMT 3, Link Smith IC
Incident DescriptionActive, Spotting, Torching
Coordinates45.867 latitude, -117.619 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel623
Size22,960 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%


Projected Incident Activity

Firefighter and public safety are the priority.

Mop up objectives are going according to plan on all divisions. Contingency group will continue to finish work along the 62 Road.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Partly cloudy with a high of 93 and a low of 64 degrees. Minimum relative humidity of 16% and westerly winds ranging between 5-9 mph.