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Fire Status
Last Updated
15 mins, 31 secs ago
Fire Start
Monday, August 1, 2022 2:39 PM PDT
Incident #
Grs, Brs,logs,jun,ti
Dispatch Notes
Contained 8/11/22 @ 1800 | Contain: 08/11/22 1800
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Malheur National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Beech Creek Fire

On the afternoon of August 1, 2022, numerous air and ground resources responded to the Beech Creek fire on the Blue Mountain Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest. The fire is located nine miles south of Long Creek, OR and is burning on both sides of Highway 395. The High Desert Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire on August 2, 2022.

There are no evacuations in place. Travelers are encouraged to check road conditions for up to date information on closures or delays prior to traveling in the area.

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Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Monday, August 1, 2022 1:30 PM PDT
8.9 miles South of Long Creek, OR
Incident Commander
Chris Gorman IC4/Jake Little IC4 (t)
44.572, -119.116

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:00 AM PDT
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)
The current incident consists of Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, and White Fir overstory with the same tree species component in the understory. East side of highway 395 has more grasses intermixed with the conifer and pine overstory. Fuels are a similar mix south and north. Fuel conditions are drying and
receptive to spotting across the entire fire perimeter. North aspects remain moist with patchy
consumption of fuels. 1000-hr fuels continue to be available and receptive to spotting.
Significant Events

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Continuation of mop up along all perimeters of the fire.
Projected Incident Activity
Backing, creeping and isolated torching.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Temperatures were slightly cooler and relative humidity was slightly higher. Cloud cover was more prevalent today, although still only partly cloudy most of the day. Wind speeds were higher and gusty as storms moved in.
A weather system will bring a chance of thunderstorms to the area Wednesday and low daytime RHs each of the next few days, through Saturday. Some of the storms may produce frequent lightning along with gusty winds especially over Central Oregon that may create critical fire weather conditions.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Mary Hamisevicz/Shyanne Slate
Email: mary.hamisevicz@usda.gov
Phone: 541-620-4750
Fire Unit Information
Malheur National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
431 Patterson Bridge Rd
John Day, OR 97845

Dispatch Center Contact

John Day Interagency Dispatch Center (OR-JDCC)

John Day, OR