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Fire Status
Last Updated
5 mins, 51 secs ago
Fire Start
Sunday, September 4, 2022 8:32 AM MDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
Unknown cause, resources responded 9/4
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Jones Creek Fire

The Jones Creek Fire began on 9/4/22. The cause is under investigation. It began on the Idaho side of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 7 miles north of Pittsburg Landing on the Snake River. Fire behavior is moderate, smoldering and creeping. It is burning primarily in short grass, with timber stringers and some brush. A wet summer early in the season resulted in an abundance of grass, and recent hot, dry unstable conditions lead to rapid rates of spread during initial attack. Successful suppression actions by aerial resources and ground crews have slowed the fires' progression and limited impacts. The fire is being managed under a full suppression strategy.

As of 8pm Sunday, September 11, command of the Jones Creek Fire returns to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Sunday, September 4, 2022 6:00 AM MDT
7 miles north of Pittsburg Landing
Incident Commander
Nate LeFevre
45.704, -116.526

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Monday, September 12, 2022 8:00 PM MDT
Fuels Involved
Short grass, Timber (grass and understory)
Significant Events
The fire remains stable with no perimeter spread. Very little heat is showing in infrared. Mop-up continues inside constructed control lines as well as cold trailing in light fuels.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Monitor and patrol by air
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Poor humidity recovery overnight, though cloud cover will begin to increase. Smoke from nearby fires remains in the area. There is limited smoke production from the Jones Creek Fire.

24 hours: It will be mostly cloudy Monday, though still hot and dry. Expect minimal fire behavior with continued creeping and smoldering as remaining heavy fuels continue to consume within established control lines and the cold black edge.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Tomorrow cloud cover and humidity will start to increase from very dry to just dry. It will be Tuesday before surface humidities are much higher. Models still show some rain for at least the eastern parts of central Idaho by the end of the week, though confidence is decreasing for a wetting rain.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Public Information
Phone: 521-426-5546
Hours: 8am-4pm Pacific time
Fire Unit Information
Idaho Department of Lands
300 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83702

Dispatch Center Contact

Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center (ORBMC)

La Grande, OR