Published Sunday, August 14, 2022
All three wildfire incidents are being managed by the same NW Team 6, an Type 2 IMT. This is the update for Sunday, August 14, 2022.
The WINDIGO FIRE is located 22 miles southwest of La Pine, Oregon in the Umpqua National Forest. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, single tree torching, and smoldering has been observed.
About 1,007 acres of closed timber litter, timber, and medium slash have been burned and have now reached a 60% containment status. There is a total number of 426 personnel with seven crews, 15 engines, and four copters assigned. The fire started on July 30, 2022, and was sparked by lightning. NW Team 10 will be mobilizing with an, in brief, today at 1600 hours.
CTD: $9.5 Million
The POTTER FIRE is burning on the Willamette National Forest near the BIG SWAMP FIRE, about 46 miles southwest of La Pine, Oregon.
Fire behavior remains active with wind-driven runs, torching, and spotting. About 371 acres of closed timber litter, timber, and medium slash have been consumed. There are 310 total personnel with 11 crews, six engines, and four copters assigned to this incident. The fire started on July 31, 2022, from an unknown cause.
CTD: $4.5 Million
BIG SWAMP FIRE
Located 37 miles south of La Pine, Oregon, the BIG SWAMP FIRE’s fire behavior remains moderate with flanking, isolated torching, and short-range spotting.
About 121 acres of closed timber litter, timber, and medium slash have been destroyed. There is 152 total personnel with five crews and two engines. The fire started on July 31, 2022, from an unknown cause.
One firefighter fatality.
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