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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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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 Descriptionactive, spotting, torching
Coordinates45.867 latitude, -117.619 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel265
Size22,960 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%


Projected Incident Activity

Firefighter and public safety are the priority.

Command of fire has transitioned back to local units.

Fire is in patrol status and will continue to have hand crews and engines assigned to it.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High of 97 degrees with 5mph wind from the west. Minimum relative humidity remains in the teens.