Firefighters Gain on Local Complexes
Firefighters have achieved 45 percent containment on the Big Windy complex of fires, which currently continues to be a mostly smoldering, creeping fire. Spread north of the Rogue River is being prevented by hand crews and the use of aviation resources as needed. 925 firefighters are assigned to the 24,137 acre burn.
The Labrador Fire continues to burn in an area south and west of the Illinois River in inaccessible country 30 miles southwest of Grants Pass. The Fire remains the only large fire in Oregon with zero percent containment. All of the risk factors make it paramount that crews remain vigilant and ready to respond to any flare-ups that may occur on the fire.
The Labrador remains 2,023 acres and 25 firefighters continue to monitor its behavior in the Oak flats area.
The Douglas complex of fires are now over 90 percent contained with assigned personnel now at 450 firefighters, a force that once neared 5,000. Those firefighters are attacking any hotspots within 300 feet of the fire lines and any smokes that begin emanating from within the fire lines. Full containment is still expected this weekend.