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Beech Creek Fire

Unit Information

Malheur National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
John Day, OR 97845

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Incident Contacts

Mary Hamisevicz/Shyanne Slate
Phone: 541-620-4750

Highlighted Activity

08/09/2022 8/9/2022 Beech Creek Fire Update
 Beech Creek Fire Update – August 9, 2022 JOHN DAY, PRAIRIE CITY, and HINES, OR – (Tuesday, August 9, 2022) This will be the final posted update unless a significant change in fire behavior...
News - 08/09/2022
A sawyer bucks a downed snag to allow crews to extinguish flames with water.Image options: [ Full Size ]

On the afternoon of August 1, 2022, numerous air and ground resources responded to the Beech Creek fire on the Blue Mountain Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest. The fire is located nine miles south of Long Creek, OR and is burning on both sides of Highway 395. The High Desert Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire on August 2, 2022. 

There are no evacuations in place. Travelers are encouraged to check road conditions for up to date information on closures or delays prior to traveling in the area.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday August 01st, 2022 approx. 01:30 PM
Location9 Miles S of Long Creek, OR
Incident CommanderHigh Desert Type 3 Incident Management Team
Coordinates44.572 latitude, -119.116 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel151
Size155 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained71%
Fuels Involved

Grass, Timber


Planned Actions

Division F north of Hwy 395 remains in patrol status.

In Division A south of Hwy 395 firefighters continue mop up operations and hazard tree mitigation.

Projected Incident Activity

Backing, creeping and isolated torching.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A heat advisory is in effect today with an increased potential for afternoon thunderstorms and strong outflow winds through Wednesday.

Hot and dry conditions sustain through the week, from the mid-90s to 100 degrees in some areas. Overnight humidity recoveries will continue to be poor.