▶️ Windigo Fire grows to 1,200 acres near Crescent Lake
Sunday, July 31st 2022
The size of the Windigo Fire burning near Windigo Pass in the Umpqua National Forest has been revised Monday from 1,300 acres to 1,200 acres. It continues to actively burn near Windigo Pass and Forest Service Road (FSR) 60.
The Umpqua National Forest said initial attack firefighters were able to quickly stop 10 new wildfires which started after lightning moved through the region.
on the Diamond Lake Ranger District.
In addition to the Windigo Fire:
• Fire 237 is about ½ acre in size and is located northwest of Lemolo 1 forebay. This fire is now contained.
• Forebay 1 Fire is approximately 4 acres and is located north of Lemolo 1 forebay. It was anticipated to be fully lined Monday afternoon.
More information from Umpqua National Forest
Each of these fires are managed as full-suppression incidents. Today, crews are focused on establishing and holding contingency lines. Multiple resources are assigned to each fire.
Multiple closures of roads, trails, and campgrounds for public and firefighter safety remain in place. These include: Forest Service Roads (FSR):
- FSR 60 from Kelsey Valley Rd east to the Forest boundary. The Deschutes NF has also closed FSR 60 to the east.
- FSR 2610 from Lemolo dam to the junction of FSR 2154 on Calapooya Mt
- Forest Trails:
- Windigo Pass (#1412),
- Porcupine Cut-off (#1412A)
- Tenas Peak T (#1445)
- North Umpqua Trail (#1414) -from FSR 60 to PCT
- Maidu Lake Loop (#1414Y)
- Waterbag Way (#1455)
- Calamut Lake (#1494)
- Tolo Creek (#1466)
- Warm Spring Trail (#1499)
- Lucile Lake (#1459)
- Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is closed from State Hwy 138 (PCT mile 1,848) to State Hwy 58 (PCT mile 1,908) due to both the Windigo Fire and the Potter Fire, burning just to the north on the Willamette National Forest.
- Kelsay Valley Horse Camp
- Kelsay Valley Forest Camp
- Connie Lake
- Linda Lake
A Type 2 Incident Management (NW Incident Management Team 6) was ordered and in-briefed this morning. The IMT will be assuming management of the Windigo Fire on the Umpqua National Forest and the Potter Mt Fire on the Willamette National Forest. A temporary fight restriction (TFR) is in place over the area of both fires.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for abundant lightning until 11:00 p.m. Monday in fire weather zone 640. That encompasses nearly all of Crook County and much of eastern Deschutes and Jefferson counties.
There may be spotty, heavy rain but also strong potential for new fire starts that could grow quickly with strong outflow winds, the Weather Service said.