Inciweb information was updated: 2 weeks ago
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.