The Windigo Fire remains at 1,053 acres with 25% containment. The Potter Fire remains at 279 acres with 0% containment. Cooler temperatures and higher RH will reduce fire behavior today. For additional information, see Potter Fire and Windigo Fire.
As the amount of smoke being generated by the numerous fires within the Smoke Outlook area has decreased, due to great suppression efforts, the air quality impacts have also decreased. This trend is expected to continue. Smoke has settled into the Deschutes River valley in the Bend and Redmond areas this morning resulting in Moderate AQ. Moderately strong southerly winds aloft will transport smoke north northeast today which is expected to reinforce Moderate AQ conditions in Bend and Redmond this afternoon and especially tonight. Elsewhere, the typical diurnal wind shift to NW late in the afternoon and evening will spread smoke southeast resulting in a few hours of Moderate AQ from Crescent Lake to Diamond Lake. Smoke from distant fires in northern California is expected to drift overhead the next few days, but for the most part should not be a player in our air quality.