LAKEVIEW, Ore-- With cooler temperatures and more expected rain in the coming days, firefighters battling the McCash, River Complex and Cougar Peak Fires have been making great progress in putting the flames out for good.
Over in Northern California, in Siskiyou County, firefighters have increased containment on both the McCash and River Complex Fires past the 80% mark, (McCash 81%, River Complex 89%).
While further to the northeast, fire officials are reporting that the Cougar Peak Fire which destroyed almost 100,000 acres is 98% contained as of late Friday evening.
Because of terrain challenges, officials say that the interior will still have smoldering and creeping fire and that smoke from the fire will be visible in the area until winter snows.
All fires listed have shown no to little grow over the last several weeks as cooler temperatures along with increased humidity have continued to hit Southern Oregon and Northern California.