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Windigo Potter Big Swamp Daily Update 09.08
News - 09/08/2022
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/
Weather Alert: Thursday morning will bring northwest winds initially but will change to a significant east wind event by late Thursday evening. Winds will be 10-15 mph with gusts along ridges in evening. On Friday and Saturday, winds could gust up to 30-35 mph from east. Temperatures will continue to be above normal going into the weekend with very dry conditions prevailing. Stay alert to weather conditions going in to the weekend.
UPDATED FIRE RESTRICTIONS: Effective today, September 8, on the WIllamette National Forest, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire, including a charcoal, wood or coal fire. are prohibited. Pressure liquid or gas stoves, lanterns and heaters that can be switched on and off are allowed. Check the Willamette and Umpqua National Forest websites for specific public use fire 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: Crews continued suppression repair, including road repair. Crews were able to complete backhaul of some equipment today as well as brushing and chipping work along the 54 road. The Windigo Fire is 100% contained.
Potter Fire: Brushing along 2136 continues and crews continue backhaul and removal of hose lay in the area. Potter Fire is 99% contained.
Big Swamp Fire: Quiet day out on Big Swamp Fire. Crews completed chipping of brush to the 54 Road. Big Swamp Fire is 100% contained.
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