Firefighters reach 100 percent containment of Brimstone Fire
Firefighters now have the Brimstone Fire, located 10 miles northwest of Merlin, 100 percent contained. The fire has burned 2,372 acres total and firefighters will continue mop-up and rehabilitation within the fire line. The personnel at Brimstone has been dramatically reduced to 136 firefighters, 10 engines and two helicopters and resources have been sent to other area fires.
The Big Windy Complex of Fires, located 25 miles northwest of Grants Pass, has not grown since Monday and is listed at 9,192 acres. Firefighters are using an indirect fighting tactic on this fire and it is considered 0 percent contained. Firefighters are improving line and roads on the east flank, constructing indirect line along the southwest and west flanks for burnout operations and constructing line along the Rogue River in the areas of the Zane Grey Cabin and Black Bar Lodge. All evacuations and closures from the Big Windy remain in effect. 1,159 firefighters, 31 engines and four helicopters are stationed at Big Windy.
The Labrador Fire, located 13 miles northwest of Cave Junction, remains at 2,020 acres burned since late last week, is being fought with an indirect tactic and is considered 0 percent contained. Firefighters continue to place line on the eastern and northern flanks of the fire and using aerial retardant strikes on the western flank. Monday, firefighters completed all contingency containment lines on the Labrador Fire. 366 firefighters, eight engines and six helicopters are stationed at Labrador.
The Douglas Complex of Fires, located seven miles northwest of Glendale, has now burned an estimated 38,406 acres and is now 17 percent contained. Higher temperatures and lower humidity is making the fire active and it is making ground progress in the areas of Bear, Rueben, Bonnie and Riffle creeks. Fire spotting is also occurring in the Susan and Sled Creek drainages. All evacuations remain in effect. 3,080 firefighters, 97 engines and 18 helicopters are fighting the Douglas Complex of Fires.