Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Black Butte
FIRE
22,445.0
acres
38.8 mi
SE of John Day, OR
95%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
26 mins, 3 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-ORMAF-000300
Fire Start:
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:06 AM PDT
Fuels:
Grs, Brsh, Timb, Dl
Dispatch Notes:
Resources on scene
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Malheur National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Black Butte Fire

The Black Butte Fire is located 24.9 miles south of Unity, OR.  The fire started on 08/03/2021 following a lightning storm.      

For the most current mapping of the fire please see the maps tab.                                                  

                                           

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
Location:
24.9 miles South of Unity, Oregon
Incident Commander:
King IC Team Type 4
Incident Description:
Wildfire in the North Fork of Little Malheur River Drainage
Coordinates:
44.093, -118.326

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
33
Size (Acres):
22,445
Containment:
95%
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Light Logging Slash

Primary carrier of the fire is larger diameter stump holes smoldering. Concentrations of heavy dead and down are scattered
across the fire area and are
currently burning themselves
out.
Unburned islands, in pockets of continuous ladder fuels, continue to back, creep and smolder.
Significant Events:
Minimal Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Northeast and East flank will continue with mop-up, back haul of supplies, patrol, suppression repair.
B,G,U divisions have been combined. SE flank will use lookouts to check lines due to the rugged nature of the area. P, K divisions have been combined. SW flank continues to mop-up, patrol, and suppression
repair. West side of fire will continue to mop-up, patrol, and suppression repair. NW flank continues to mop-up, patrol, and suppression repair.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Smoldering fire behavior is expected along the fire perimeter as mop up and securing the edge
continues.
24 hours: Mop up continues to increase containment.
48 hours: Repair and rehab containment lines.
72 hours: Repair and rehab containment lines.
Remarks:
This will be last report. Fire
will stay in 95% containment
until incident receives
significant moisture.
Total acres 22,445. USFS = 20,760 acres = 92%; BLM = 1,130 acres = 6%; ODF = 555 acres = 2%.
8/24/2021 @ 0720. Acres increase primarily due to interior islands consuming and perimeter line change to improve accuracy, no perimeter growth due to fire spread.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Expecting cooler temps, no weather concerns at this time.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Black Butte Fire Information
Phone: 541-575-3000
Hours: M-F 8-4:30
Fire Unit Information
Malheur National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
John Day, OR 97845

Dispatch Contact

John Day Interagency Dispatch Center | John Day, OR
541-575-1321
http://bicc-jdidc.org