Published Monday, September 5, 2022, 1015 hours PT

The DOUBLE CREEK FIRE is burning in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest on USFS lands, about 10 miles southeast of Imnaha and 25 miles east of Enterprise, Oregon.

Fire backing to Freezeout Road on September 3, 2022. | Credit: USFS

Fire Fact | There are 10 or more wildfires burning in the northwest.

The fire was sparked on August 30, 2022, and does not appear to be slowing down anytime in the near future but firefighters are aggressively engaging it head-on and with super smart fire tactics.

Fire command is under the Pacific NW Team 2, a Type 1 IMT, and in Unified Command with OR State Office of the Fire Marshal. They are also managing the STURGILL, NEBO, and GOAT MOUNTAIN 1 and 2 FIRES, which are also known as the EAGLE CAP WILDERNESS FIRES.


We will be posting updates on all of these wildfire incidents separately.


This lightning-caused wildfire is still visibly showing active fire behavior with uphill runs, group torching, and spotting with Fire Officials reporting area, structures are under threat.

Fire Fact | There was no lightning recorded in the last 24 hours in the Northwest, which is great news for firefighters and all of us.

Credit: Marion Fire District #1

Evacuations are in effect, as well as road and trail closures.

Level 3, “Go Now” evacuation for the Hat Point and Freezeout Roads. The Hat Point Road is also closed due to the fire activity.

Level 2, “Get Set” for the Imnaha River Road, from Rippleton Creek to the Imnaha Grange.

Level 1, “Be Ready” for the Imnaha River Road, from the town of Imnaha to Rippleton Creek, Imanaha River Road, from the Imnaha Grange to the Pallette Ranch including the Imnaha River Woods.

The fire has burned 43,668 acres of timber litter and understory, short grass and timber grass and understory. The current containment status remains at 0% but fire personnel is working very hard to put out this difficult and stubborn fire.

There are about 484 total fire personnel along with six crews, 37 engines, and five copters.

From the Eyes of Social Media | The Double Creek Fire is Oregon’s largest fire of the season in NE Oregon growing 10-fold on September 3rd. (Weather News)

Incident Cooperators include USFS, ODF, OR State Fire Marshal, Wallowa County Office of Sheriff, Lane County, Clatsop County, Washington County, and Yamhill County Fire Departments. Sweet Home Fire District, Astoria Fire Department, Fire Task Forces, Gaston Rural Fire District, Governor Kate Brown, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Northwest Coordination Center, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Inciweb, NIFC, Vale Hotshots, and the OR Office of Emergency Management.

CTD: $3.2 Million

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