Lightning storms came through the area on August 22 and 23. The Nebo Fire is located 21 Miles SE of Enterprise, OR. Near Mount Nebo. The fire is in the upper Lick Creek drainage and is burning in sub-alpine fir and grass. Pacific Northwest Team 2 took command of the fire on 09/03, and Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal joined in unified command on 09/04.
There are three lightning caused fires within the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The Nebo, Sturgill, and Goat Mountain 2 Fires are active and being managed to protect public and private infrastructure, while playing a natural role within designated Wilderness. In the Nebo fire, clean up from thinning and masticating will continue along Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (FSR 39).
The Wallowa County Sheriff's Office issued an updated evacuation notice for today (Tuesday, September 14, 2022) at 10:00 a.m.
All fire evacuations have been rescinded.
ROAD CLOSURES remain in effect. (Open to Residents Only)
o Lower Imnaha Rd & Dug Bar Rd Closed
o Upper Imnaha Rd Closed
o Hat Point Rd closed
o Forest Service road and area closures remain in effect
Sheriff Joel Fish
Wallowa Whitman National Forest Temporary Area Closures: The Wallowa Whitman National Forest issued Temporary Area Closures for the Double Creek Fire, Nebo Fire, and Sturgill Fire (includes Goat Mountain 2 Fire) on Monday. Closure Orders and Maps are available on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest Fire Incident Updates page.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 25th, 2022 approx. 04:19 PM|
|Location||21 Miles SE of Enterprise, OR. Near Mount Nebo.|
|Incident Commander||Jason Lyman - Northeast Oregon Type 3 Team|
|Incident Description||Managed Wilderness Fire|
|Coordinates||45.133 latitude, -117.11 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
Timber (Litter and Understory)Timber (Grass and Understory)
Upper slopes and ridges are mixed size and density of high elevation conifer timber stands. Fuels are primarily timber litter with patchy to dense conifer understory and heavy surface concentrations. Open timber stands have a grass/shrub understory.
Continue to clean up/suppression repair along all lines.
Continue backhaul of excess equipment.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Cooler temperatures, excellent nighttime humidity recoveries and recent precipitation will limit fire behavior and spread.
24 hours: Cooler temperatures with higher humidity. Anticipate minimal to no fire spread and behavior. Large diameter fuels will continue to smoke until significant precipitation is received.
48 hours: Slight warming and drying trend beginning. Anticipate minimal to no fire spread and behavior. Large diameter fuels will continue to smoke until significant precipitation is received.
72 hours: Temperatures warming with moderate relative humidity. Smokes may become visible, however, minimal to no fire spread and behavior is anticipated.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Moderate temperatures with moderate relative humidity. Smokes may become visible, however, minimal to no fire spread and behavior is anticipated.
Resources tracked on Double Creek Fire 209.
Low pressure moving over northeast Oregon brought in clouds and rains. All rain gauges in the vicinity of the wildfires received 0.20 to 0.50 of an inch precipitation. Temperatures rose into the 50s and 60s in the afternoon. Humidity stayed above 60 percent.