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Windigo Potter Big Swamp Daily Update 09.09
News - 09/09/2022
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/
RED FLAG WARNING: Red flag warnings from Friday into Saturday as an east wind event is occuring. Increasing winds Thursday to Friday overnight from east at 10-15 mph from east changing to 15-25 mph during day with gusts up to 25-35 mph. Winds continue 20-30 mph with gusts at 35 mph through Saturday morning. Winds do calm down Saturday afternoon, but humidity levels are at records lows and temperatures remain high. Stay alert to weather conditions going in to the weekend.
UPDATED Public Use Restrictions: Campfires are NOT allowed on the Willamette and Umpqua National Forests.Both Forests have new Public Use Restrictions (fire restrictions) in place. Check the Willamette and Umpqua National Forest websites for specific public use restrictions.
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.
Firefighter Readiness: While three of the four fires are 100% contained, firefighters are still patrolling and securing primary lines and are prepared to assist with initial attack if needed. Crews also continue to focus on suppression repair work, road grading and hazard tree abatement.
Windigo Fire: Firefighters continue to hold and improve the line while crews make progress on road repair.
Potter Fire: Brush removal continues on the Potter Fire. Higher elevations of the Potter fire will be exposed to east winds. Firefighters will continue patrol the fire area looking for any increase in fire activity taking action as needed to secure control lines. The Potter fire is 99% contained.
Big Swamp Fire: Crews continue piling brush FR 2153. Firefighters continue to hold and improve the line.
Camel Hump Fire: Local firefighter resources will continue to patrol the area. Camel Hump 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!
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