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Windigo Fire

Unit Information

Umpqua National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Roseburg, OR 97471

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Email: 2022.windigo@firenet.gov
Phone: 206-473-8645
Hours: M-S 8am-7pm

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08/12/2022 Windigo-Potter-Big Swamp-Shelter Fires Update – August 12, 2022
Windigo-Potter-Big Swamp-Shelter Fires Update – August 12, 2022   Fire Information Phone: 206-473-8645 (8am - 7pm)  |  Email: 2022.Windigo@firenet.gov Potter Fire (& Shelter) InciWeb:...
News - 08/12/2022
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Ground and aviation fire suppression resources responded to the Windigo Fire on the Umpqua National Forest. The fire is actively burning in timber near Windigo Pass off Forest Service Road 60 on the Douglas and Klamath county divide. The fire was originally estimated to be approximately 100 acres. A closure for public safety is currently underway on the Pacific Crest Trail (#2000) in the vicinity of the fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday July 30th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Location10 miles NE of Lemolo Lake, 20NM SW of La Pine, OR
Incident CommanderShawn Sheldon, NW IMT 6
Coordinates43.363 latitude, -122.052 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel497
Size1,007 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained40%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 01st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory) Medium Logging Slash

Brush (2 feet)

Snags, steep terrain and limited access. Currently other hazards are unknown.

Significant Events

Minimal

Creeping

Smoldering

Fire behavior is confined to consumption of interior islands, and securing/mopping up of spots outside the line.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to identify and suppress

initial attack within the TFR.

Continue to mop up the perimeter

to a depth that reduces chances

of escape.

Reinforce dozer line, hand line and hose lays. Containment lines will continue to be improved in both divisions.

Type 2 crews are filling in behind on Windigo to continue

mop up operations.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Moderate to good overnight humidity recovery. No movement expected.

24 hours: Smoldering will continue on the interior of the fire, and within spot fires on the exterior.

48 hours: Smoldering will continue on the interior of the fire, with unburned island consumption. Mop-up of spots outside the line with minimal fire behavior expected.

72 hours: Smoldering will continue on the interior of the fire, with unburned island consumption. Mop-up of spots outside the line with minimal fire behavior expected.

Anticipated after 72 hours:

Smoldering will continue on the interior of the fire, with unburned island consumption. Mop-up of spots outside the line with minimal fire behavior

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Fairly uneventful weather across the area fires on Thursday.

Temperatures were in the upper 70s and to around 80 in the steeper canyon bottoms. Humidity bottomed out around 25 percent at the area weather stations. As of 1600 hrs, wind is currently terrain driven at 2-6 mph with peak gusts 10-15 mph. Expect winds will favor coming from the northwest along the ridges for the early evening hours and still maintaining 10-15 mph gusts before decreasing after sunset.

No notable weather concerns for the next few days with fairly

typical diurnal winds following today's pattern. Temperatures will gradually warm before becoming hot and unstable again early next week. While temperatures warm, moisture also increases keeping humidity steady

and in the lower to middle 20

percent range.