Incident Summary | This wildfire is burning on the Wallowa – Whitman National Forest on the Anthony Lakes West of the North Powder (Baker County) in Oregon. This wildfire was reported on August 4, 2017, around 1400 hours PDT.
Cause | The cause is unknown and is under investigation.
Resources | There are 395 personnel assigned to this incident, alongside 9 crews, 15 engines and 4 helicopters. IC/Command is a NW IMT 9 team.
Size Up | Firefighters have made good progress on spot fires and improving fire lines. The fire behavior remains to be active with short-crown runs, short-range spotting and single tree torching. 489 acres have been consumed and there is a 30%containment status.
Cost-to-Date | $1 Million.
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Fire Image | Courtesy of Inciweb.
(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/8/2017 – @ 2210 hours PDT