A lightning-caused wildfire north of Enterprise in the Mud Creek drainage has burned approximately 75 acres.

According to a source with the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, firefighters had achieved 10 percent containment on Wednesday. Staging from a fire camp near the Sled Springs area, six hand-line crews totaling 100 firefighters have been joined by one engine and two helicopters.

On ridge tops, the fire is burning in timber with grass and understory vegetation. In the drainage areas, sections heavy in dead and down trees, along with brush are fueling the blaze.

The fire was first reported Tuesday at 8 a.m., and initial attack commenced an hour later.

Motorists should be alert for fire traffic near the base camp at mile marker 19 on Hwy 3. Fire traffic is also prevalent on Kuhn Ridge Road and Spur 250, and the public is asked to avoid this area if possible.

Fire management is through a Northeast Oregon Interagency Type 3 Team (U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Forestry, and Bureau of Land Management).

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