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1 of 4 Large Oregon Wildfires Declared "Contained"

The Douglas Complex of wildfires in southwestern Oregon has been declared contained, although smoke is expected to keep rising until fall rain finally extinguishes the smoldering remains. The Douglas Complex was one of several large fires touched off by lightning on July 26. Fire managers Tuesday night declared it 100 percent contained after growing to more than 76 square miles -Read More »

Firefighters Closing In On Containment In Douglas Complex

The Douglas Complex, which has burned over 50,000 acres is now 75 percent contained, according to forestry officials. Throughout the region, progress is being reported as steady, with no new dramatic developments. Observers will watch with vigilance as thunderstorm activity is anticipated this week.Read More »

Firefighters Reporting Progress in Southern Oregon

Firefighters are continuing to make steady progress on wildfires burning in southern Oregon. The Douglas and Whiskey Complex Fires are now 55 percent contained, while the big windy complex stands at 15 percent containment.Read More »

Oregon Wildfires Update- August 13th

Firefighters around Oregon continue battling lightning-caused blazes with some progress. Here's the latest: Grant County (GC) Complex The GC Complex stands at 12,161 acres and 90 percent contained. It is comprised of the Grouse Mountain and Starvation fires. Both fires are in mop-up, suppression rehabilitation and patrol status and the fire perimeter has been stable.Read More »

Southern Oregon Wildfire Update- August 8th

The latest report indicates that helicopters were able to take advantage of better visibility to bring in helicopters to drop water on the wildfires burning in southern Oregon. A red flag has firefighters watching cautiously for more lightning-caused fires. The Whiskey Complex Fire is at 35 percent containment.Read More »

Southern Oregon Wildfires Update for August 5th

Crews in southwest Oregon are contending with hotter, drier weather Monday as they try to contain clusters of forest fires ignited by lightning in late July. Among them are the Big Windy fires in the Rogue River Canyon, 25 miles northwest of Grants Pass which grew steadily over the weekend to an acreage of 9,192 acres. Firefighters are trying to keep the flames south of the river.Read More »

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