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July 24, 2015, Update

Some moderate lightning across NE Oregon late yesterday triggered a few fires. The one new fire of concern is the Rye Fire in the far NE corner of the state. It is currently about 5 miles NE of Paradise and 38 miles N of Enterprise, on Rye Ridge just above Joseph Creek. As of 10 A.M. today the fire was estimated at 800 acres with potential for growth. 

An upper trough descends on the NW over the weekend and will bring scattered lightning across eastern Oregon this weekend. The system will also bring cooler and cloudy weather, which will keep the potential for large fires low. A slow warming and drying trend will emerge next week as a ridge builds in from the south with westerly flow across most of the Pacific Northwest. Other active fires in Oregon are as follows: 

Marion OR-WIF-150208. IMT3. 19 miles SE of Detroit, OR. Start 7/18. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 121 acres (+0). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior.

Corner Creek OR-OCF-000297. IMT4. 11 miles S of Dayville OR. Start 6/29. Full Suppression. Brush/Grass/Timber. Cause: Lightning. 29,660 acres (+0). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Patrol and mop up operations ongoing.