Saturday, August 4, 2018

Wilson Prairie Fire contained and area closure lifted

[Morrow County, Ore.] Firefighters have completed mop up operations on the Wilson Prairie Fire located near the Morrow County Off Highway Vehicle Park in southern Morrow County.  The fire was initially reported on July 23, 2018 and burned 405 acres.  The fire is in patrol status as of Saturday, August 4, 2018.  Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire during the heat of the day when any potential smoldering fire may become more active.
There are unburned areas of fuel within the interior of the fire with smoldering and creeping fire.  These areas are well interior of the fireline with minimal risk of the fire moving outside the lines.  Some hose remains on the fireline to be used if fire or heat is discovered near the line.
The Umatilla National Forest Area and Road Closure around the fire was rescinded as of Friday afternoon. 
Information for the fire is available on InciWeb:
The weather forecast for the region will return to a hot and dry trend over the next few days.  Please follow restrictions to limit potential human wildfire ignitions.
·        Regulated Closure is in effect for ODF’s Central Oregon District.  Specific restrictions, intended to reduce human caused fires, can be found at  

·        Phase B of the Public Use Restrictions (PURS) for the Umatilla National Forest is in effect.  For more information regarding these and other restrictions on the Umatilla National Forest visit


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