WOLF CREEK, Ore. — The most smoke is being put out by the Douglas Complex, which is larger than the other four fires combined. The fire is also the most expensive, now estimated at more than $6 million.
It is burning more than 28,000 acres, and is 9% contained. Officials from a half dozen agencies gathered in Wolf Creek on Thursday night for a meeting to give updates to the concerned community.
About 100 residents attended and asked questions during the meeting, which was centered on evacuations and how close the fire is getting to some homes. One resident who evacuated earlier this week says she feels her home may be in the clear.
“I had a lot of confidence in our firefighters before, but this meeting, here, informed me that I don’t think I have anything to worry about as far as my house goes,” said Jackie Gray, who was evacuated Monday.
Officials say residents should continue to check for evacuation updates.