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Forest Fire Updates for August 15th

Douglas Complex: The lightning-caused Douglas Complex fires have burned 45,698 acres to date and is now 55% contained. The complex is approximately seven miles north of Glendale in Douglas and Josephine counties on a mix of BLM and private forestlands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association.

Big Windy Complex: The Big Windy Complex, eight miles northwest of Galice, is now 15,700 acres, a change of 253 acres in the past 24 hours. Containment remains at 15%. The wild section of the Rogue River is now open with restrictions.  For questions about river operations, please contact the Smullin Visitor Center at 541-479-3735.

The Labrador Fire on the Rogue Siskiyou National Forest is holding at 2,023 acres and zero percent contained.

The Whiskey Complex, six miles east of Tiller on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest, is now 11,471 acres and 55% contained.

For information on other ongoing wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://www.inciweb.org/state/38.

ODF maintains a blog, at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, that includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics.  The Southwest Oregon District maintains a blog, at http://www.swofire.com/ with wildfire information specific to the region, as well as a Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/swofire.

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  1. Evie says:

    How is it that the Labrador Fire is 0% contained but has been at 2000 acres (or thereabouts) for quite awhile?

    1. Chris Casad says:

      The Biscuit Fire in 2002 burned a lot of vegetation in that area and there probably isn’t much left to burn, so it’s slowly creeping along and mostly just being watched, while the fire crews work on the wildfires that have plenty of vegetation to keep them spreading quickly. Just my guess though.

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