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Big Swamp

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Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Springfield, OR 97477

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Email: 2022.bigswamp@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-625-0687
Hours: M-F 8-7, SS8-7

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News - 09/05/2022

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginMonday August 01st, 2022 approx. 05:30 PM
Location6.5 miles North of Lemolo Lake
Incident CommanderTyson Albrecht
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates43.416 latitude, -122.169 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel28
Size110 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 30th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Closed Timber Litter

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Medium Logging Slash

Fuels consist of mixed conifer stands with brush, understory and slash. Live fuels consist of salal, rhododendron and alder. Scattered pockets of ceanothuses and manzanita on drier site locations. Timber reproduction stands are scattered throughout the general area, as are previous fire scars.

Significant Events

Minimal

smoldering

Interior smoldering fire and areas of minimal heat close to the lines.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Resources will continue to patrol containment lines and observe fire area for any changes in fire activity. Suppression repair work continues on road systems and exterior alternate and contingency lines.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Moderate humidity recoveries will inhibit smoldering.

12 hours: Interior smoldering with minimal fire spread in unburned islands. Live fuel continue to cure.

24 hours: Interior smoldering with minimal fire spread in unburned islands. Live fuel continue to cure.

48 hours: Interior smoldering with minimal fire spread in unburned islands. Live fuel continue to cure.

72 Hours: Interior smoldering with minimal fire spread in unburned islands. Live fuel continue to cure.

Remarks

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A ridge of high pressure continues across the fires today with slightly warmer temperatures and lower relative humidity values. Winds are generally terrain driven with speeds under 10 mph. Temperatures, relative humidity, and winds will vary based on aspect and elevation with warmest/driest conditions on west to southwest mid slope aspects. Highs will range from mid-teens to lower 20s.

A large dome of high pressure will expand across the Great Basin and nose into the Pacific Northwest for through early this upcoming week. This will result in continued dry conditions with critically low relative humidity values each afternoon as above normal temperatures prevail. Winds will generally be terrain driven for Monday, but as the southwest gradient increases, breeze ridgetop winds are possible on for Tuesday and Wednesday. After several nights of good recoveries, a trend toward less relative humidity recoveries at night with a developing thermal belt is possible by Tuesday.