Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Lick Creek
FIRE
80,421
acres
19.2 mi
WSW of Clarkston, WA
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
13 mins, 15 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-WAUMF-000658
Fire Start:
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:18 AM PDT
Fuels:
Grass Timber Snags
Dispatch Notes:
Lightning caused, resources responded 7/7 | Contain: 08/28/21 0000 | Control: 09/21/21 1759

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 months ago

Incident Photo for the Lick Creek Fire

Lightning ignited several fires southwest of Asotin, WA on July 7. The Lick Creek Fire and the Dry Gulch Fire burned together on July 8 and are now being fought as one fire, called the Lick Creek fire.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:00 AM PDT
Location:
Dry Lick Creek Area, 15 miles southeast of Pomeroy, WA.
Incident Commander:
Kevin Stock, Northwest Incident Management Team 8
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
46.262, -117.416

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
6
Size (Acres):
80,421
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday, August 26, 2021 7:00 PM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Short Grass (1 foot)
Hardwood Litter
Timber (Litter and Understory)

Narrative:
Heavy volumes of dead and down material from previous fires and insect infestations combined with steep slopes are hampering access. Light grass is located on the some of the ridges and south/west aspects. Heavy volumes of fuels in the unburned areas.
Significant Events:
Minimal fire behavior -Creeping and Smoldering.

Interior fuels will continue to smolder and creep. No change to fire size is expected. Drying trend to continue through the week.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue patrol on the eastern and southern perimeter as feasible based on need. Coordinate with Green Ridge prior to engaging any suppression effort related to Lick Creek on the northern and western perimeter.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering.

24 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering.

48 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering. Possibly more smoke production from interior remaining heat.

72 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering. Possibly more smoke production from interior remaining heat.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Minimal fire behavior expected. Creeping and smoldering. Possibly more smoke production from interior remaining heat.
Remarks:
Transfer of command to NWIMT8 occurred at 0600 on 08/26/2021.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
A trough moving through the region today brought cooler temperatures around 66 to 70 degrees on the ridges and 70 to 75 in the valleys. This brought gusty west to northwest winds up to 22 mph across the area. The bit of moisture brought to the region allowed the RH values to only drop into the 30% on the ridges and valleys. Cloud cover will continue to be on the increase today and into tonight. Temperatures tonight will again be in the warmer side with valleys in the mid-40s and low 50s on the ridges. Winds will continue to gust to 18 mph on the ridgetops overnight.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2021.lickcreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 509-542-7964
Hours: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fire Unit Information
Umatilla National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
72510 Coyote Road
Pendleton, OR 97801

Dispatch Contact

Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center | La Grande, OR
541-963-7171
http://bmidc.org