Weather Delays Douglas Fire Containment
Warmer weather and windy conditions caused some minor flare ups in the Douglas complex of fires causing the projected containment date to be delayed from yesterday until tomorrow.
The fire as of Sunday was listed at 93 percent contained. Crews attacked the flare ups that never threatened the containment lines. The Goal was to protect wild land within containment lines that hadn’t burned.
175 personnel were still assigned to the fire as of Sunday and by the end of Labor Day is expected to down to 100. The fire camp will disappear because the remaining personnel will be all local firefighters.
The Big Windy burn is now 85 percent contained with 432 personnel still on that fire with 2 helicopters and 17 fire engines. The 24,253 acre burn is projected for total containment by Monday, September 7th.
The Labrador Fire remains at 2,023 acres with no containment lines but is being attacked from the air when it shows potential for growth. Fire personnel are closely monitoring the burn.