Credit: Umpqua National Forest


The WINDIGO FIRE is located on the Umpqua National Forest, about 33 miles southwest of LaPine and 10 miles northeast of Lemolo Lake in the State of Oregon.

The location of the fire is also about six miles south of Crescent Lake, off Forest Service Road 60 on the Douglas and Klamath county divide.

The fire started on July 30, 2022, from an unknown cause, which is under investigation.

The fire is burning in an area with heavy timber (litter and understory), medium logging slash, and two feet in height. There are snaps, the terrain is very steep and there is limited access.

It is burning to the east of the POTTER FIRE.


Fire behavior is active with group torching, short-range spotting, and single tree torching.

The fire has consumed about 1,500 acres of timber, medium slash, and brush.

Suppression efforts are underway for the Windigo Fire, which began Saturday afternoon in the Windigo Pass area off Forest
Service (FS) Road 60 on the Douglas and Klamath county divide. Ground and aviation resources responded quickly to the fire which is actively burning in timber. Today’s efforts continued to focus on identifying and establishing a primary containment line as part of the full suppression response to the fire. A Type 2 Incident Management Team arrived today to manage this fire and the Potter fire to the north on the Willamette National Forest. There is poor visibility from California wildfire smoke and a Red Flag Warning for lightning will be in effect from Noon today through 11:00 p.m.
” – NWCC


Lead Fire Agency is the USDA Forest Service.

Oakridge Fire & EMS, Umpqua National Forest, Pacific Crest Trail Association.

(c) 2022 NW Fire BlogPublished Monday, August 1, 2022, 2030 hours PT – Update 3