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Bear Butte Fire

Unit Information

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Baker City, OR 97814

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Incident Contact

Public Information Officer
Phone: 541-523-1208

Bear Butte Fire Announcement: Evacuations Lifted

Bear Butte Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 8/13/2017

Bear Butte Fire Announcement

August 12, 2017, 10 pm

Evacuations lifted

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office has lifted Evacuation Levels for the Bear Butte Fire.

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has jurisdiction over the area closure and the closure of the forest roads (FS Road 73, FS Road 43, FS Road 7325, FS Road 5185, and Elkhorn Crest Trail #1611). These closures remain in place.

Northeast Oregon is experiencing extreme fire danger. Please use caution when recreating.

Fire information phone: 541-523-1208


NW Incident Management Team (IMT) 9, Brian Goff, Incident Commander

Start date: Aug. 4, 2017 Current Size: 499 acres Percent Containment: 85%

Location: 20 miles northwest of Baker City, Oregon