The Elbow Creek Fire, located approximately 17 miles northwest of Wallowa, is burning on both sides of the Grande Ronde River and is on or threatening Umatilla National Forest lands, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest lands, Vale District Bureau of Land Management lands and Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands. The fire was reported on Thursday, July 15 and is burning in grass and timber.
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:45 PM PDT
Located in the Grande Ronde River drainage near Mud Springs, approximately 31 miles southeast of Walla Walla, Washington.
active, spotting, torching
Projected Incident Activity:
Firefighter and public safety are the priority. Command of fire has transitioned back to local units. Fire is in patrol status and will continue to have hand crews and engines assigned to it.
High of 97 degrees with 5mph wind from the west. Minimum relative humidity remains in the teens.