PENDLETON, Ore. – Firefighters are actively suppressing a wildfire located
near Matlock Hill, approximately 13 miles northwest of Ukiah, Oregon on the
North Fork John Day Ranger District.
The Matlock Fire, which is currently estimated at 60 acres, was reported on Tues., July 28 at 3:39 p.m. Fire managers located the wildfire with assistance from an Oregon Department of Forestry detection camera located on Black Mountain. The fire was caused by lightning and is burning in grass and timber with dead and down trees. The fire actively burned yesterday to the southeast with crowning, torching, and spotting. Gusty winds contributed to increased fire behavior and growth. Numerous resources aided in initial attack efforts, including support from Oregon Department of Forestry.
Hot and dry conditions are expected to persist throughout the week. Fire officials want to remind everyone that the current fire danger rating remains at HIGH and public use restrictions involving chainsaw use, smoking and off-road travel are in effect.
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