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Bear Butte Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Public Information Officer
Email: bearbuttefireoregon@gmail.com
Phone: 541-523-1208

News Releases — Bear Butte Fire

Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 16 2017 Released: 8/16/2017
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 16, 2017Wallowa-Whitman Type-3 Incident Management Team Fire crews continue to grid and mop-up areas to check for smoldering or burning embers that could ignite. Recent...
Wallowa-Whitman NF opens west access points to Hwy. 73 Released: 8/14/2017
Fire information: 541-523-1208Email: bearbuttefireoregon@gmail.comKeith Dunn, Incident CommanderStart date: Aug. 4, 2017 Current Size: 499 acres Containment: 90%Location: 20 miles northwest of Baker...
West access to Anthony Lakes Resort area is now open, Aug. 14 2017 Released: 8/14/2017
Bear Butte Fire Announcement, Aug. 14 2017 at 1:30 p.m. PDTA portion of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has been re-opened as of Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Travelers may access the Anthony Lakes...
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 13, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT Released: 8/13/2017
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 13 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDTThis is the final update from the Type-2 Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 9 (NW9). Northwest Interagency Incident Management Team 9...
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 12 at 1:00 p.m. PDT Released: 8/12/2017
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 12, 2017, 12:45 pm PDT The current Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) is planned to transition with a smaller Type 3 IMT team Monday morning. Mop-up around fire...
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 11, 2017, 10 pm Released: 8/11/2017
Firefighters are making excellent progress on the Bear Butte Fire. They continue to mop up along perimeter. This helps prevent the fire from escaping or spotting across containment lines. Firefighter...
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 11 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Released: 8/11/2017
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 11, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.Public and firefighter safety continue to be the number one priority. Fire crews continue mop-up along Highway 73 to secure the northern fire...
Bear Butte Fire Update, August 10, 2017, 11:00am Released: 8/10/2017
Firefighters continue to make excellent progress in containing the Bear Butte Fire. Fire managers have benefitted from the fire being the highest priority in the Pacific Northwest Region earlier...
Bear Butte Fire Update, August 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm Released: 8/9/2017
As crews continue to patrol for hot-spots and mop up the fire; OTEC Electric Company successfully repaired the power lines adjacent to Hwy 73. Power has been restored to Anthony Lakes Resort Area...
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 9 at 11:30 a.m. PDT Released: 8/9/2017
Bear Butte Fire Update, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m.Firefighters continued to gain the upper hand in containing the fire. A specialized water system is being used on the north fire line. Water is collected at...