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Nebo Fire

Unit Information

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1550 Dewey Ave, Suite A
Baker City, OR 97814

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Fire Information
Email: 2022.doublecreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-216-4579
Hours: Daily 8 am - 8 pm

Highlighted Activity

10/01/2022 Nebo Fire Update - 90/30/2022
Double Creek, Sturgill, Nebo, Goat Mountain Two Fires September 30, 2022 Update – 8:00 AM                  Northeast Oregon Type 3 Team NOTICE:  This update will be provided every.
News - 10/01/2022
Nebo Fire Map - 20221001Image options: [ Full Size ]

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All fire evacuations have been rescinded.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)


Road Closures
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 FireNebo 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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/ Natural
Date of OriginThursday August 25th, 2022 approx. 04:19 PM
Location21 Miles SE of Enterprise, OR. Near Mount Nebo.
Incident CommanderJason Lyman - Northeast Oregon Type 3 Team
Incident DescriptionManaged Wilderness Fire
Coordinates45.133 latitude, -117.11 longitude

Current Situation

Size12,607 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

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.

Significant Events

Minimal

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to clean up/suppression repair along all lines.

Continue chipping.

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.

Remarks

Resources tracked on Double Creek Fire 209.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.