Firefighters Reach 65% Containment on Douglas Fire
Successful burnout operations and continued vigilance have resulted in firefighters gaining 65 percent containment on the Douglas complex of fires burning north of Glendale. The burn size in now at 46,059 acres.
The 2,093 firefighters still assigned to the blaze will continue burnout operations today so smoke will remain in the local area. A warming trend will bring heightened fire activity over the next several days.
The Big Windy remains at 15 percent containment and has now burned 16,346 acres and is staffed with 1,114 personnel. Yesterday the fire continued smoldering and creeping in surface fuels. Crews will also continue burnout operations and maintain a presence around the Zane Grey cabin and the Rogue River Ranch.
Crews continue utilizing air attacks on the Labrador fire northwest of Cave Junction. The plan is to keep hot spots near the fire’s perimeter from re-establishing and aligning with slope and winds creating an uncontrolled spread.
The Labrador remains at 2,023 acres and the 85 personnel are continuing structure mitigation in the Oak Flat residential area.