Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Dry Creek
FIRE
1,585
acres
31.5 mi
S of Asotin, WA
95%
contained
Fire Status:
OUT
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2021-ORWWF-000349
Fire Start:
Friday, June 4, 2021 11:39 AM PDT
Fuels:
Grass
Dispatch Notes:
Lightning caused, resources responded 6/4 | Contain: 06/30/21 1800 | Control: 07/11/21 1100 | Out: 08/13/21 0857
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Dry Creek Fire

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Friday, June 4, 2021 6:00 AM PDT
Location:
Dry Creek Ridge
Incident Commander:
Jason Loomis, IC NW Team 7
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
45.892, -116.924

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
9
Size (Acres):
1,585
Containment:
95%
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Brush, short grass
Significant Events:
Minimal, smoldering

Planned Outlook

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 Synopsis

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

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
541-963-7171
http://bmidc.org