US Forest Service — Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview Updated: 8 months ago
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.
Date of Origin:
Friday, June 4, 2021 6:00 AM PDT
Dry Creek Ridge
Jason Loomis, IC NW Team 7
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Brush, short grass
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.
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.
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