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Wednesday Morning Fire Update

Tens of thousands of acres continue to burn in Southern Oregon.

The fire being called the nation’s highest priority, the Douglas Complex, has grown to 25,000 acres.  At last check it was 5% contained.  It is burning outside of Glendale.

The Labrador Fire, burning about 12 miles Northwest of Cave Junction, is considered extremely active.  In the overnight hours it nearly doubled to 1,750 acres.  It is still 0% contained.

The Big Windy Complex has charred 2,914 acres.  It is also 0% contained.  Right now only 200 firefighters are battling it, until officials can establish safe escape routes for more crews.  It is burning in a very remote and rugged terrain near the lower Rogue River.

The Brimstone Fire is at 2,000 acres.  It is also 0% contained.  This fire is burning north of Merlin.  Crews say they thick smoke is making air assault impossible and the ground fight incredibly difficult.

The Whiskey Complex is burning more than 3,945 acres and is now 10% contained.  It is in the Umpqua National Forest, near Tiller, in Douglas County.