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The Double Creek fire is in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area detected 8/30/2022. It is located along the Hat Point Road near Grizzly Ridge. Lightning storms came through the area on August 22 and 23 creating the the Nebo fire that 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. The Sturgill fire is located in the North Minam Drainage burning in mixed conifer. The Lostine Pole and Goat Mountain 2 fire are located in the Lostine Canyon area.
September 27, 2022
Daily Update – 8:00 AM
Highlights: Today will be hot, dry, and breezy with conditions similar to mid-August. Lower fuel moistures are anticipated to result in increased fire behavior where pockets of heat remain. Close monitoring of areas of concern will be conducted and resources are pre-positioned to respond quickly as conditions change. Post-fire suppression repair will continue in portions of all fire areas as safety and conditions allow.
Double Creek Fire: 159,813 acres, 2047 acre adjustment | 89% contained | 451 personnel assigned
Acreage adjusted for more accurate measurement. The northern and southern edges of the fire remain the most active. Temperatures will reach the 90s in lower elevations and increased fire activity is expected in the Cow Creek drainage. Crews and aircraft will continue monitoring the fire and are prepared to respond as needed.
Eagle Cap Wilderness Fires
Sturgill Fire: 20,912 acres, 720 acre increase | 72% of objectives achieved | 63 personnel assigned
Active burning occurred in the northwest corner yesterday after 3 days of warm, dry conditions and reduced fuel moistures. A fire crew is being deployed at Red’s Horse Ranch to reinforce existing structure protection.
Nebo Fire: 12,600 acres | 0 personnel assigned
Goat Mountain 2 Fire: 536 acres | 0 personnel assigned
Will continue to monitor these fires from aircraft as smoke and weather permits.
Weather: High temperatures are forecast from the 80s to upper 90s in the valleys with relative humidity at 8 to 18%. Ridgetop temperatures will be in the 70s with relative humidity in the teens. Winds will increase, with ridgetop gusts to 30 mph and 22 mph in the valleys. Poor humidity recovery overnight to around 35%.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Temporary Area Closures: Closure orders are in effect for the Double Creek, Nebo, and Sturgill Fires. Closure Orders and Maps are available here. Forest service roads within area closures and Forest Service Road (FSR) 8250 east to the junction with FSR 8250-040, FSR 3900-100, and FSR 3900-200 remain closed.
Road Closures: Upper Imnaha Road, Hat Point Road, Lower Imnaha Road, and Dug Bar Road are closed.
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in place for the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Campfires should be in fire pits surrounded by dirt, rock, or commercial rings. Flammable material shall be cleared within a 3-foot radius and avoid overhanging limbs. Attend fires at all times and fully extinguish when not attended.
Double Creek Fire
Eagle Cap Wilderness Fires
Sturgill Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
Nebo Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
Goat Mountain 2 Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/