MERLIN, Ore. — A single tent is all that remains at the Brimstone fire camp at North Valley High School as fire crews are moving out and moving on to other nearby fires. Boxes were stacked up and briefing displays were torn down Monday at the Brimstone camp in Merlin.
Officials are hoping to have the fire 100% contained by the end of the day on Monday and has been turned over to the Oregon Department of Forestry to monitor any potential hot spots.
The fire burned a nearly 2,400 acres but fire officials said the thick smoke from the other fire helped shield the fire from ideal burning conditions moving in.
Fire officials said it’s critical the fire is watched closely because a fire behavior analyst said current conditions allow for more fires.
“If something does gets out of those containment lines the conditions on the ground for a new fire start. So, we have to be very cautious about things coming out of that fire,” said Brimstone Fire public information officer, Tom Fields.
More than 500 personnel were used on the Brimstone fire and have been dispersed to the other nearby high priority fires in southern Oregon.