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Double Creek 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

09/30/2022 Double Creek Fire Update - 09/30/2022
Double Creek, Sturgill, Nebo, Goat Mountain Two Fire September 30, 2022 Update – 8:00 AM                  Northeast Oregon Type 3 Team NOTICE:  This update will be provided every..
News - 09/30/2022
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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All fire evacuations have been rescinded.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 still 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 OriginTuesday August 30th, 2022 approx. 05:00 PM
Location10 miles SE of Imnaha, Grizzly Ridge
Incident CommanderJason Lyman - Northeast Oregon Type 3
Coordinates45.428 latitude, -116.739 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel436
Size161,591 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained89%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Short Grass (1 foot)

Upper slopes and ridges are mixed size and density of conifer timber stands. Fuels are primarily timber litter with patchy to dense conifer understory with heavy surface concentrations. Open timber stands have a grass understory. The lower slopes and south aspects are primarily grass fuels with a shrub component and timber stringers.

Significant Events

Creeping

Smoldering

No IR flight today due to weather last night. Cooler temperatures and high relative humidity not likely to support fire spread in the grass fuel types tomorrow.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Div Q: Cold trailing, mop-up, and securing lines still occurring.

Div R: Suppression repair.

Div A/Z: Suppression repair.

DIV E: Continue to evaluate newly burned areas from Wednesdays' active fire run.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours: Cooler temperatures and excellent nighttime humidity recoveries will limit any fire behavior and spread.

24 hours: Cooler temperatures, moderate humidity. Anticipate minimal to no fire spread and behavior. Large diameter fuels will continue to smoke until significant precipitation is received.

48 hours: Cool temperatures and moderate humidity. 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 more visible, however, minimal fire spread and behavior is anticipated.

Remarks

Resources assigned to Double Creek, Nebo, Sturgill, Goat Mtn One, Goat Mtn Two fires are all 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 0.10 to 0.70 of an inch of precipitation. Temperatures rose into the 50s and 60s in the afternoon. Humidity stayed above 50 percent.