GLENDALE, Ore. — The region’s largest fire complex, the Douglas Complex. The fire is the highest priority fire in the country. It has grown more than 3,000 acres in just one day.
“Some of that came from fire sort of burning and rushing out of its boundaries, but some of it has been coming from burn outs that we’ve had,” explained Dave Wells, the PIO for the Douglas Complex Fire.
“Burn out” is when firefighters create a fire line near the fire and give it room to grow to the line. The fire is now 7% contained.
Right now there are about 1,600 firefighters on the scene of this fire; that’s up 400 crews. The increase is attributed, in part, by the national guard arriving.