Published Saturday, August 6, 2022, 1130 hours PT

The BEECH CREEK FIRE is located about 8.9 miles south of Long Creek, OR, which was ignited by an unknown cause on August 1, 2022. This is located in the Malheur National Forest.

Photo Credit: S. Bush / Courtesy: Malheur National Forest

The fire has burned 155 acres of timber, grass, and brush.

There are about five homes and 12 minor structures which are directly threatened.

Fire has reached a 45% containment status.

Fire behavior is currently moderate with creeping, backing and isolated torching.

Lead Agency: USDA Forest Service.

Fire is being managed by the High Desert Type 3 IMT.

There is only one copter in this incident, along with 12 engines, but 220 total personnel still remain assigned to this wildfire event.

According to the Fire’s Command, “The High Desert Type 3 Incident Management Team and Malheur National Forest would like to thank the communities for their support during the duration of this complex incident. Fire updates are aired on KJDY and are posted at Chester’s Market, the DinoMart in John
Day, and the Chevron station in Mt. Vernon (OR).”

Cost-to-date: $914,000.

Hashtags used for this incident are #BeechCreekFire #orWILDFIRE

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