Published Friday, August 5, 2022

The WINDIGO FIRE is located about 20 miles southwest of La Pine, Oregon, which ignited on July 30th from lightning. The Incident # is OR-UPF-000234. It is being managed by an IMT Team 2.

Credit: USFS

The fire has burned 1,072 acres of timber and there is a 5% containment status.

Fire behavior is still moderate.

Per the USFS:

The fire continues to push east towards the Pacific Crest Trail. Today, dozers and hand crews will be working from Forest Road 60 on the northeast corner of the fire and move south around the butte to prevent eastern progression. Staff on both sides of the fire will continue to lay hose, strengthen retardant lines, and monitor the perimeter.

Evacuations are in effect.

There is a total of 316 total personnel along with four crews, nine engines, and four helicopters.

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed for 60 miles between Highway 138 (mile 1,848) at the north boundary of Crater Lake National Park and Highway 58 (mile 1,908) at Willamette Pass. North of Highway 58, the Cedar Creek Fire next to Waldo Lake may end up closing the Pacific Crest Trail in the coming days. Be cautious and check for the latest information before heading north from Highway 58″. – Pacific Crest Trail Association

There has been a cost-to-date reach of $1.2 Million Dollars.

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