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Sturgill Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

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

Highlighted Activity

10/01/2022 Sturgill Fire Update - 09/30/2022
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...
News - 10/01/2022
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The Sturgill fire is located in the North Minam Drainage burning in mixed conifer. Firefighters continue to implement strategies to protect adjacent private property and inholdings such as Red’s Horse Ranch, the Minam River Lodge, and along Lostine River Rd. Fire resources have begun constructing a shaded fuel break between Lostine and Bear Creek to prevent fire growth to the north.

Fire Evacuation - Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 10:00 AM

All fire evacuation levels have been rescinded

Road Closures remain in effect (open to residents only)
 

Current 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

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning, Natural
Date of OriginMonday August 22nd, 2022 approx. 12:00 PM
Location15 Miles SW of Enterprise, OR. Intersection of Minam and North Minam Rivers
Incident CommanderJason Lyman - Northeast Oregon Type 3 Team
Incident DescriptionManaged Wilderness Fire
Coordinates45.284 latitude, -117.534 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel33
Size21,569 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained72%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Timber (Litter 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

Creeping

Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire will be patrolled by air if needed.

Suppression Repair

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Cooler temperatures and excellent nighttime humidity recovery will limit any fire behavior and spread. 1,000-hr fuel moistures remain low and will retain heat until significant precipitation is received.

24 hours: Cooler temperatures and moderate humidity will persist. Anticipate minimal fire spread and behavior. Large diameter fuels will continue to smoke until significant precipitation is received.

48 hours: Warming temperatures and moderate humidity. Anticipate minimal 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 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 are being 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 0.40 to 0.50 of an inch precipitation. Temperatures rose into the 50s and 60s in the afternoon. Humidity stayed above 56 percent.