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Windigo Potter Big Swamp Fire Daily Update 09.06

Windigo Fire
News - 09/06/2022

 Fire Information Phone: 541-625-0687   Email: 2022.Windigo@firenet.govPotter Fire InciWeb: Fire InciWeb: Big Swamp InciWeb:

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.
Critical Fire Weather Today: Be alert! Critical fire weather today with Red Flag Warnings in place from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Temperatures in high 80's to 90 degrees with low humidity. Winds switch from the south-west to the north-east, 15-20 mph in the afternoon. 
Firefighters and road crews are making excellent progress. and three of the four fires are now 100% contained. In the upcoming days, crews will focus on suppression repair work, road grading and hazard tree abatement. 
Big Swamp Fire: Quiet day out on Big Swamp Fire. Crews completed chipping and processing to the 54 Road. Big Swamp Fire is 100% contained.
Potter Fire: Firefighters pulled hose lays off of some of the containment lines where fire activity no longer poses concern, and crews plan to complete brushing operations today. Potter Fire is 99% contained.
Camel Hump Fire: Local firefighter resources will continue to patrol the area; no heat has been detected in the past 48 hours. Camel Hump Fire is 100% contained.
Windigo Fire: Suppression repair is on-going along Road 60 to move material. Additional water tenders will be onsite to assist with that work. The Windigo Fire is 100% contained.
Resources: 11 hand crews, 12 engines, 1 dozers, 19 water tenders, 1 helicopter, 1 masticatorTotal personnel 416.
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 ""; Willamette NF:, and Deschutes NF: 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