The Dry Gulch Fire reported Saturday evening burning seven miles NW of the town of Richland, Oregon, in the Oregon Department of Forestry's Northeast Oregon District has grown to 1,200 acres. The fire is burning in grass and brush fuels. Twelve structures are threatened. A Type 3 (local) incident management team will take over management of the fire at 3 p.m. today.
Steep terrain is challenging firefighters, and access is limited. This morning, resources fighting the fire included seven single-engine air tankers and three helicopters. Two heavy air tankers and a lead plane were on order at that time along with other resources. Several hand crews have been assembled to perform direct attack. Cause of the fire is currently under investigation.