Fire Crew Members Scaling Back

Glendale Scale BackNEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — Fire officials are mopping up the Douglas Complex burning near Glendale. Crews say recent rainfall impacted this week’s fight.

“We were surprised even getting a quarter to a third of an inch of rain. It’s really not a whole lot but it was enough to really knock out a lot of the embers right around the surface,” said Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Fire crews are scaling back the amount of people working on the fire because the chances for any significant advancement are low. The firefighters on scene are using handheld infrared heat detectors to find any remaining hot spots.

ODF hopes to declare the Douglas Complex completely contained by the first of September.