Evacuations Begin in Douglas Complex Fire
The fires in the southern portion of the Douglas Complex in Douglas County made a run today to the east. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office evacuated homes in the community of Glendale this afternoon. Homes in the area west of McCullough Creek Road to Ruben Road were evacuated. Residents east of McCullough Creek Road to the mill west of Glendale have been asked to prepare for potential evacuation, should fire conditions worsen and require it.
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) today revised its estimate of the size of the Douglas Complex to between 4,000 and 5,000 acres based on new field observations. Ignited by lightning Friday morning, the fires making up the complex are burning in forest fuels parched by the sustained hot, dry weather in the Douglas County area. An ODF incident management team took over command of the suppression effort Saturday morning.
Posted on 7/28/13 2:10AM by Joe Torsitano