Thursday Morning Wildfire Update

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Here is the latest information on all of the wildfires currently burning in southern Douglas County, and northwestern Josephine County. Total acreage burning has now grown to 39,828 acres:

Douglas Complex, near Glendale:
-28,496 acres burning
-7% contained

Labrador Fire, near Selma:
-1,970 acres burning
-remains 0% contained

Big Windy Complex, near Galice:
-3,703 acres burning. Crews were not able to use inferred cameras overnight, so there is no update yet on if it has grown.
-Still 0% contained

Brimstone Fire, near Sunny Valley:
-1,711 acres burning
-15% contained

Whiskey Complex, near Tiller:
-4,000 acres burning
-15% contained

In Northern California: the Dance Fire, near Orleans in Humbolt County, is 627 acres. Crews now have it 90% contained.


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  1. Sue says:

    Would appreciate it if Eagle Point were included on your AIR QUALITY INDEX. Thanks!

  2. Walter Sonner says:

    How come we can’t get an up to the hour update on the smoke conditions around our area from the weather news organizations? A few phone calls could easily provide this info & people like my wife with severe Asthma could get to the clear areas for some respite! I took her to Cave Junction yesterday & it was heavenly! She was immediately back to normal…it was clear skies & fresh air!! We could survive better if there was this info readily available.

    1. NewsWatch 12 Staff says:

      We get regular updates throughout the day. Keep checking our website. You can also check http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx

      1. Citizen A says:

        The deq.state website is the best place. Hourly updates are made on that site 15 minutes after every hour. Yesterday at 1:00 p.m. the Medford air quality was 403! Never saw anyone report on that. Last night around 9:00 p.m. it got down to around 17 and we took the opportunity for a refreshing walk. All you have to do is click on the colored dot located at Medford and it will give the statistics.

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