Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 12:11:34 AM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-ORWWF-000349
FWAC Incident ID
185685
Incident Name
Dry Creek Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 3:30 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
Fire Reported
Friday, June 4, 2021 11:39 AM PDT
(4 months ago)
State
Oregon
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
31.5 miles S of Asotin, WA
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Fuels
Grass
Notes
Lightning caused, resources responded 6/4 | Contain: 06/30/21 1800 | Control: 07/11/21 1100 | Out: 08/13/21 0857
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Dry Creek Fire is located in a remote and rugged part of Hells Canyon, northeast of Joseph, OR.  Fuels include grass, shrubs, and sparse timber.  The current fire footprint encompasses an area of approx. 1585 acres.  Most fire growth was driven by high winds on Saturday, June 5, 2021.  Relatively calm and cool conditions prevailed over the next several days, which moderated fire behavior substantially. The fire was returned to the local unit on June 11 and is in patrol and monitor status.

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Friday June 04th, 2021 approx. 06:00 AM
Location
Dry Creek Ridge
Incident Commander
Jason Loomis, IC NW Team 7
Incident Description
Wildfire
Coordinates
45.892, -116.924
Total Personnel
9
Size (Acres)
1,585
Containment
95%
Estimated Containment Date
Monday June 14th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Brush, short grass
Significant Events
Minimal, smoldering
Planned Actions
Monito and patrol by air resources
Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire behavior expected due to suppression actions and weather forecast for showers late in day. Very little smoke, very few heat sources present.
Weather Concerns
Very moist southerly flow and low pressure resulted in a steady rainfall Wed night through early Thursday afternoon.
Significant precipitation amounts over the fire area and ICP. 0.20" to 0.50" with locally higher amounts are expected by
noon Thursday. Temperatures will be cool with highs in the 50s Thursday.
Incident Contact
USDA Forest Service
Phone: 541-519-8051
Fire Unit Information
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1550 Dewey Ave, Suite A
Baker City, OR 97814
Dispatch Contact
Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center | La Grande, OR
Phone: 541-963-7171
Website: http://bmidc.org
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