Burnout Operations Planned for Big Windy & Douglas Complexes
A burnout operation is being implemented today on the Big Windy Complex's east flank. A total of 1,351 personnel are assigned to the complex, estimated to be 15,447 acres in size, and the complex is 15 percent contained.
During the last few days, firefighters have prepared a contingency line for burnout operations along the southwest edge of the Dad’s Creek fire in the Douglas complex. The terrain is extremely steep along this active edge of the fire and there are unburned fuels between the fire and the contingency line. The burnout will occur in stages over the next three days. Smoke from the fire should be visible toward the Grants Pass area.
Meanwhile, fire fighters continue to extinguish all hot spots along the perimeter and within the interior portion of the fire. Patrol and holding of fire lines continues throughout the complex. Infrared patrols along the perimeters are detecting hotspots to aid mop up crews.
The Douglas complex is 50 percent contained. More than 2,770 personnel are assigned to the complex, and the suppression cost to date is estimated to be $36.7 million
Bear Camp Road remains closed, and the Rogue River hiking trail between Grave Creek and Rogue River Ranch also is closed.