The Yellow Jacket Fire is roughly 2 miles east of the Sprague River Road and Highway 140E intersection. It was reported about 2:12pm today.

BEATTY, Ore. – The Yellow Jacket Fire is burning on privately owned property on Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) protected land approximately 4 miles south of Beatty.


The fire was reported at 2:12 p.m. and is estimated to be approximately 15 to 20 acres with no containment.  It is burning in juniper mixed with ponderosa pine. The cause is under investigation.

Resources on the fire include engines, fire crews, dozers, air tankers and helicopters from federal and state agencies and contractors. Multiple resources are on order.

At this time there are multiple structures threatened.  There are currently no evacuation orders in place.