Published Sunday, August 7, 2022, 1120 hours PT
The Umpqua National Forest has seen their share of wildfires already this Fire Season and there are several burning as listed in this update.
The NW Team 6, an IMT 2 is managing these four wildfires and those in addition to the 23 other wildfires on the Willamette, Deschutes, and in the Freemont-Winema National Forests, this is a 237-square across all national forests.
The WINDIGO FIRE is burning about 20 miles southwest of La Pine, Oregon. Fire behavior remains as moderate with wind-driven runs, torching, and spotting. There have been 1,052 acres of closed timber litter, timber, and medium slash. A 15% containment status has been reached. Approximately, 421 total personnel are actively engaged along with seven crews, 15 engines, and seven helicopters.
According to the USFS, ground resources will continue to plumb, mop up, hold and secure the fire line during today’s fire suppression and containment efforts.
This was a lightning-caused fire.
CTD: $2.7 Million.
The POTTER FIRE is located 46 miles southwest of La Pine, Oregon. Fire behavior is moderate with wind-driven runs, torching, and spotting.
Today, personnel will pursue fire objectives by continuing to develop and strengthen alternate and contingency lines. Air resources will support Initial Attack if any spot fires occur outside of the fire perimeters.
During today’s flight operations, they will include eight Type 1 Helicopters and one Type 3, with 2 fixed-wing scoopers available out of Eugene.
The fire has burned 185 acres and is still listed with a 0% containment status.
It too was caused by lightning.
BIG SWAMP FIRE
According to Fire Officials, the fire grew an estimated 10-15 acres. Three-hand crews, two engines, and multiple pieces of heavy equipment will be working on the fire today with more resources en route.
The 210 FIRE is near the BIG SWAMP FIRE and remains at 0.2 acres. Shelter Fire is still under 5 acres and is secure.
This fire is located south of Potter Mountain. It is currently at 0.5 acres. Crews will continue to secure the fire lines and search for remaining pockets of heat on the smaller fires.
The SHELTER FIRE remains under five acres and is secure.
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