Joseph, OR: The Falls Creek Fire, last reported size of 200 acres, is located four miles southwest of Joseph, Oregon. The cause is undetermined. A red flag waring is in effect noon today through Monday for hot, dry and unstable air conditions. The fire is currently zero percent contained.
A Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Francis Tyler is currently managing the fire. Firefighting resources are on scene and additional resources have been ordered. Additional firefighting resources will be routed to this fire as they become available from other incidents around the nation.
A Public Meeting will be held tonight at 6 pm at the Joseph Community Center in downtown Joseph.
Wallowa County officials have issued a Level 1 evacuation notice for the residents of Hurricane Creek Road. Questions regarding evacuation notices and the evacuation process can be directed to the Wallowa County Communication Center at 541-426-3131. Any changes to the evacuation notice will be coordinated by Wallowa County Communication Center.
Road closures have been implemented for public and firefighter safety and include:
- Hurricane Creek Road (Open to local traffic only)
-Forest Trail 1807 (Hurricane Creek)
-Forest Trail 1753 (Falls Creek)
Additional information about Public Use Restrictions and emergency closure areas on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/ Oregon smoke condition information is available athttp://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/