Wild & Scenic Rogue Open; Estimated Containment Date Set for Big Windy
The Big Windy complex of fires is now listed at 15,278 acres with the 1,417 firefighters achieving 15 percent containment on the difficult blaze. The good news is the first estimated containment date for any of the fires was published as September 1st for the Big Windy.
The other good news today is the Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River was re-opened to rafters this morning, but there are significant restrictions and the Smullin Center should be contacted at 541-479-3735 before embarking. A flare up could force a closure again.
Fire lines have been completed on the East and South perimeters of the blaze and the West perimeter is nearing completion.
The largest of the fire complexes is the Douglas, 7 miles north of Glendale, now has consumed 45,411 acres but 48 percent containment has been established. There has been some reduction in force with 2,898 personnel still assigned to the dangerous fire.
The weather is expected to return to a more seasonal condition so the more active areas of the burn are being prepared for additional burn out operations while the area warms and dries out again. Other crews are extinguishing hot spots along the perimeter or strengthening existing lines or patrolling searching for outbreaks.
The Labrador fire remains smoldering at 2020 acres for a week and is being attacked primarily from the air. It’s potential for growth is high.
There is no lightning in the forecast.