2 Active Fires in Harney County

HARNEY COUNTY, OR-There are two new active wildfires right now in Harney County, both north of Riley/west of Dry Mountain.

– Big Meadow fire – estimated at 100+ acres in difficult terrain; currently only accessible by foot

– Silver Creek fire – estimated at 300+ acres

Very little rain in the area and sporadic winds. Lots of support from agency, contract, and Silver Creek RFPA resources. Crews will work through the night. Slight chance of rain predicted for 9 PM tonight, and then throughout tomorrow morning.

Will provide another update around 8 AM today. Remember that we are under a Red Flag Warning for the next few hours for abundant lightning.

To report a wildfire, call 541-573-100