BURNS/MONUMENT, OR – The Little Mud Creek Fire that we reported yesterday has grown to 424 acres, according to Burns Interagency Communications. The fire is burning in grass, sagebrush and juniper. The area is extremely rough and rocky, making vehicle access very difficult. Burns Interagency Fire Zone said they were fortunate to make good suppression progress yesterday with the help of several air resources. The agency reports that fire crews were busy chasing new starts all day yesterday. Many were single trees in the Malheur National Forest.
Firefighting resources out of and around Monument have been dispatched to multiple fires in the area. The Steet Mountain wildfire is the largest, last updated at 860 acres. The Cochran Creek Fire is also active at 110 acres. That’s the latest from wilcad.net. Resources are also on scene of the 20-acre Two Cabin Wildfire.
The Black Mountain detection camera located the Freezeout Fire near Blake’s Addition in Morrow County yesterday afternoon. SEATs, ODF John Day Helitack, and local engines responded. Fire progression was stopped at around 4.5 acres, according to the ODF. Resources will stay on scene to secure line and continue mop-up of the fire.
(Photo of SEAT over the Little Mud Creek Fire by Gary Kegel, courtesy of Burns Interagency Fire Zone)