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Governor Brown Meets with Crews on Garner Complex

Today Governor Kate Brown met with crews fighting the Garner Complex fire. As of 8 a.m. on July 26 it is 21,443 acres and 19 percent contained.

Posted: Jul 26, 2018 6:03 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2018 1:59 PM

MERLIN, Ore. -- Today Governor Kate Brown met with crews fighting the Garner Complex fire. As of 8 a.m. on July 26 it is 21,443 acres and 19 percent contained. 

Right now the Garner Complex is the number one priority fire in the nation. Governor Brown says all available resources are being sent to help crews battling the flames. 

"We are now in the midst of what we anticipate to be a very long and intense wildfire season," says Governor Kate Brown. 

The Garner Complex consists of four fires burning in Jackson and Josephine counties: 

-Taylor Creek: 13,114 acres

-Grave Creek/Section 14/Ditch Creek: 7,259

-Pleasant Creek: 836

-Spencer Creek: 228

"All of our state agencies are leaning in. We'd ask that Oregonians do the exact same thing because it's going to be a tough and difficult fire season," says Governor Brown. 

Right now helicopters from the Oregon National Guard are being used to drop water and retardant on the fires. The Oregon State Fire Marshall also has hand crews and a team helping coordinate firefighters. 

Today Governor Brown said she is ready to ask for more assistance if the complex gets worse, "We'll certainly reach out should it get worse to our federal partners."

2,491 people are working on the fire. Today the U.S. Forest Service joined unified command with ODF and the Oregon State Fire Marshall's office. Part of the Taylor Creek fire is burning on U.S. Forest Service land. 

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