Rain is expected the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 21, and persist through the next day across the areas burning in Wallowa County, according to a press release from the Southern Area Blue Team.
The SABT took over management of the fires Saturday, Sept. 17, from Pacific Northwest Team 2.
Firefighters assigned to the Hells Canyon/Snake River corridor have begun to transition out of the area. On Double Creek’s north and south sections, crews work to identify burning vegetation/hot spots. Log trucks arrived Sept. 20 to start hauling out the cut timber produced after creating Sturgill’s shaded fuel break. Also arriving at the incident are five excavators, which will be assigned used for suppression repairs.