DAYVILLE, OR -- Fire officials released the following update Tuesday afternoon: The Corner Creek Fire grew slightly to 27,166 acres on Monday due to fire line relocation and burnout operations along the fire’s western flank. Despite some gusty winds to 30 mph late Monday afternoon, the Corner Creek Fire stayed within containment lines.
The fire is 15% contained and 1,100 people are assigned to the suppression effort. The majority of the work today is focused on securing the fire’s perimeter and mopping up hot spots inside the fire line.
The fire is burning on public lands managed by the Ochoco National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management – Prineville District, with some private lands within or near to the burned area. The fire started June 29 from a lightning strike in the Black Canyon Wilderness.
The Corner Creek Fire remains at about 26,000 acres, 11 miles south of Dayville. It’s now 15% contained.
Monday's much-needed rain also brought more than 20 lightning strikes to parts of Central Oregon. Firefighters responded to two smoke reports, although officials say the rain should help keep new fires small.
Hazardous fire conditions remain. Central Oregon is under a Red Flag Warning through 9 p.m., Tuesday, due to continued risk of lightning.