A lightning storm that tracked up through Nevada and into the eastern part of Oregon Friday ignited several wildfires southeast of Dayville. Wind and warm daytime temperatures helped push three of these fires past the initial attack period. The largest new fire Murderer’s Creek is located approximately 11 miles southeast of Dayville on the east side of the South Fork John Day River. This fire is 350 acres and burning from the north side of the Phillip W. Schneider Wildlife Area up into the Malheur National Forest. This fire is burning in a mix of grass and shrubs in the lower elevations and has moved up into timber on the upper slopes.