15 Aug 2008, 11:24pm
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Dry Creek Fire

Location: 13 miles W of Sisters, Deschutes Co., OR

Specific Location: the Mount Washington Wilderness, between areas blackened by the Lake George and GW fires (2007), Lat 44° 19′ 55″ Lon 121° 48′ 47″

Date of Origin: 08/07/2023
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/19/2008 at 8:45 PM
Personnel: 8
Size: 110 acres
Percent contained: 50%

No change from yesterday. Still monitoring fire.


Situation as of 08/18/2008 at 9:00 PM
Personnel: 8
Size: 110 acres
Percent contained: 50%

Command and crew will camp-out at the incident tonight. Tomorrow, monitor and patrol.


Situation as of 08/17/2008 at 6:30 PM
Personnel: 8
Size: 110 acres
Percent contained: 30%

2 jumpers and a local 5-person hand crew are camped out on scene. The fire is contained by natural barriers. Supplies are adequate through Tuesday. A Type-1 Helo is available out of Sisters, OR. Main concern today was various thunderstorms in the area and heavy winds out of the west.


Situation as of 08/16/2008 at 6:00 PM (reported 24 hrs later)
Personnel: 17 (no update)
Size: 102 acres (no update)
Percent contained: 0% (no update)

Stated Objectives: Continue to contain the fire and confine it within the area.

Implied but not stated: up-to-date 209 reports not something fire managers are concerned with.


Situation as of 08/16/2008: no update

Responsible official: Deschutes NF Forest Supervisor John Allen
Phone Number: (541) 383-5300


Situation as of 08/15/2008 at 8:00 PM
Personnel: 17
Size: 102 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Red Flag Warning for heat through Saturday. Minimal fire behavior observed 8/14/08.

Fire strategy: Contain the fire and confine it within the area, “the area” being currently undefined.



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