Published September 9, 2022, Friday

INCIDENT SUMMARY: The DOUBLE CREEK FIRE is burning on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest near other wildfires which are being managed together by the Pacific NW Team 2, a Type 1 IMT.

Credit: Naomi Sweet, Dayton Fire Brush 6

MULTIPLE FIRES UNDER ONE IMT: The other fires are under separate updates including the STURGILL, NEBO, and GOAT MOUNTAIN 2 FIRES.

CAUSE: On August 30, 2022, a lightning storm struck the area and sparked numerous spot wildfires.

LOCATION: This is located about 10 miles southeast of Imnaha in the State of Oregon.

Fire behavior remains active with running, flanking, and backing.

EVACUATION ORDERS: Level 3 “Go Now” is in effect for the Town of Imnaha north to the Snake River at Dug Bar and south to Highway 39. | Level 2 “Get Set” is in effect for Lostine River Road from Fir Road south to Two Pan (including all campgrounds and trailheads). | Level 1 “Be Ready” is in effect for Lostine River Road from Highway 82 to Fir Road.

CLOSED: Lostine River Road from Moffitt’s South, Lower Imnaha Road, Dug Bar Road, Upper Imnaha Road, and Hat Point Road are all closed, along with the FS 39 Road is closed from Target Springs Junction to Ollokot Campground [including the Canal Rd (3920) and Lick Creek Road (3925)]. (Wallowa County) Highway 350 (Little Sheep Creek Highway) in Wallowa County is closed between milepost 6 and milepost 29, where the highway ends. Local traffic will be allowed.  (OR DOT)

SIZE UP: Though the fire behavior remains active with wind-driven runs, flanking, and backs, fire personnel have collectively, the fire has burned 142,791 acres of timber and short grass. Fire resources have reached a 15% containment status.

CTD: $6.1 Million Dollars.

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