Published Sunday, July 31, 2022, 2115 PT – Update 2
=== INCIDENT SUMMARY ===
The WINDIGO PASS FIRE’s behavior had been very active overnight and increased the acreage above 100 acres.
On Saturday, July 30, 2022, ground and aviation fire resources were en route around 1930 hours PT to a new fire that start in the Umpqua National Forest. It is burning in the timber near the Windigo Pas off of Forest Service Rd (FS Rd 60) on the Douglas and Klamath County divide. On the time during the first date the fire had ignited, it was estimated to be around 100 acres. The closure of the popular Pacific Crest Trail #2000 had local area hikers on alert to avoid the impacted area. OR PCT hikers.
=== CURRENT STATUS ===
Since the beginning of this WINDIGO FIRE, there have been two more that have ignited. We will cover all three wildfires in a single post here.
FOREBAY 1 FIRE – The Forebay 1 Fire is located just north of Lemolo 1 Forebay and is approximately four acres. There is a 0% containment status.
FIRE 237 FIRE – This fire is about 0.5 of one acre and is located northwest of Lemolo 1 Forebay. This one also does not have a containment status at this time.
Heavy fire smoke from the MCKINNEY FIRE on the Oregon-California has moved into the area, causing low air equality.
=== RESOURCES ===
Resources assigned include two water tenders, four engines, two crews, and fire aviable resources.
=== EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ===
While the Umpqua NF has many methods for smoke and fire detection, including fire lookouts, and reports of smoke from the public are appreciated and help greatly in the early detection of fires, they are starting to lean on folks to help them by calling in Smoke Checks.
The US Forest Service has released some guidelines to determine what may constitute a smoke check call for the US Forest Service. You can visit their website here –> https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/umpqua/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD1046305
=== VOLUNTEER ON A NATIONAL FOREST ===
Have you ever thought about volunteering your time and efforts in the National Forest? Well, here is your golden opportunity to do so! The Umpqua National Forest is looking for you. They have two opportunities coming up. Give them a shout by calling the Tiller Ranger Station (OR) at 541-825-3100.
=== FROM THE EYES OF SOCIAL MEDIA ===
DISCLAIMER: Information is first and foremost gleaned from verified sources. We do the best we can in posting up-to-date and accurate information from that source, at that time. Please note, that due to the very active and erratic fire behavior in these wildfire incidents, things can change from one to the next. These are statements posted on various Social Media. Because things are rapidly changing, posts may be out-of-date from the original time they were picked up from the poster. – Thank you for your understanding!
“Region 6 got peppered with lightning this afternoon and new starts are popping up rapidly.” – Fire News Media. (July 31)
“Oregon continues to get pummeled with severe storms and lightning, many new starts, and dangerous outflow winds on existing fires. Appears NW6 T2 IMT has been ordered for the #windigoFire on the UMF, possible in brief tomorrow am.” – Fire News Media. (July 30)
“Lightning 48 miles away in the Umpqua National Forest. Sounds like fire near Windigo Pass. It’s going to be a long night up there.” – Fire Poster (Juy 30)
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