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Windigo Potter Big Swamp Daily Update 09.07
News - 09/07/2022
Fire Information Phone: 541-625-0687 Email: 2022.Windigo@firenet.govPotter Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8291/Windigo Fire InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8292/ Big Swamp InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8323/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WindigoPotterBigSwampFireInfo/
Forest Road Safety: Heavy equipment crews and firefighters are working on area Forest roads. Please adhere to road closures, steer clear of graders and other road equipment and follow posted speed limits. Your safety, and that of our crews, are our priority.
Weather: Temperatures in the 80's to 90 degrees with critically low humidity. Winds 10-15 mph. Thursday remains quiet but weekend winds may be up to 10-20 mph with some gusts up to 20-25 mph. Remain vigilant!
Three of the four fires are 100% contained. With the continued warm temperatures and dry conditions, fire resources will continue to patrol these fires looking for any heat sources that can pose a threat to containment lines. Crews also continue to focus on suppression repair work, road grading and hazard tree abatement.
Big Swamp Fire: Quiet day out on Big Swamp Fire. Crews completed chipping of brush to the 54 Road. Big Swamp Fire is 100% contained.
Potter Fire: Firefighters will complete brushing work today. Potter Fire is 99% contained.
Camel Hump Fire: Local firefighter resources will continue to patrol the area. Camel Hump Fire is 100% contained.
Windigo Fire: Crews continued suppression repair and is expected to complete road repair this week. The Windigo Fire is 100% contained.
Resources: 8 hand crews, 9 engines, 1 dozer, 17 water tenders, Total personnel 334.
Closures: The Pacific Crest Trail is open. The Deschutes and Umpqua National Forests (NF) have fire closures around the Windigo fire. The Willamette National Forest reduced fire closures around the Big Swamp Fire, opening many roads south of Diamond Drive (Forest Road 21). To provide for public and firefighter safety, the Umpqua NF issued a closure for the Camel Hump Fire. More information at: Umpqua National Forest Alerts "https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/umpqua/alerts-notices"; Willamette NF: https://bit.ly/3cv1Ms6, and Deschutes NF: https://bit.ly/3pMM0vP. Help keep firefighters safe by adhering to the closure orders!
FIRE RESTRICTIONS: Campfires in designated campgrounds or picnic areas only, in fixed permanent metal fire pits. Open fires are not allowed in dispersed campsites. Check the Willamette and Umpqua National Forest websites for specific public use fire restrictions.
Windigo Fire Size: Approx. 1,007 acres Containment: 100% Location: 20 mi SW of La Pine, OR Cause: Lightning
Potter Fire Size: Approx. 629 acres Containment: 99% Location: 8 mi NE of Toketee Lake Cause: Lightning
Camel Hump FireSize: Approx. 6 acres Containment: 100% Location: 6 miles SW of Potter Mountain Cause: Lightning
Big Swamp FireSize: Approx. 110 acres Containment: 100% Location: 6.5 mi N of Lemolo Lake Cause: Lightning