Inciweb information was updated: 2 weeks ago
Because of minimal fire activity, there will no longer be any additional updates to InciWeb, unless fire conditions change. The Crockets Knob Fire was transferred to a local Type 4 IC at 1800 on Thursday, September 15th.
The Crockets Knob Fire was reported on the morning of August 22, 2022, after significant lightning occurred across the Malheur National Forest. The initial report was approximately 15 acres burning in brush, timber and slash within the 1996 Summit Fire scar. Numerous air and ground fire resources responded to suppress the fire. Gusty winds and steep, rugged terrain resulted in increased fire behavior and limited access for crews.
Overnight on August 23rd and into the early hours of August 24th, east winds pushed the fire over constructed containment lines, and the fire grew to 225 acres. The afternoon of August 25th brought considerable fire growth to the south/southeast, increasing its footprint from 225 acres to 1,000 acres. Over the next several days the fire grew to over 4,000 acres.
Since September 6, fire activity has decreased due to firefighters’ efforts securing containment lines. As of September 13, fire growth has stopped at 4,300 acres. Crews are focusing on monitoring and conducting suppression repairs.
There are no structures threatened and there are no current evacuations.
To stay informed about closure information, please go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/malheur/notices/?cid=STELPRD3845529
The Malheur National Forest and Umatilla National Forest may have Public Use Restriction in place, which could restrict campfires and chainsaw use. For more information, please go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/malheur/fire, and https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/umatilla/alerts-notices.