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. Douglas Complex The lightning-caused Douglas Complex fires have burned 45,483 acres to date and is now 50 percent contained. The complex is approximately seven miles north of Glendale in Douglas and Josephine counties on a mix of BLM and private forestlands. Big Windy Complex The 15,358-acre, lightning-caused Big Windy Complex is burning approximately 25 miles northwest of Grants Pass, 8 miles northwest of Galice, on BLM forestlands, and is 15 percent contained. The Douglas Forest Protective Association located one new fire on Monday that was started from last weekend's lightning storm, bringing the total number of new lightning fires up to 25. All known lightning related fires have control lines around them, have been mopped up, and are currently in patrol status. Sizes of these fires ranged from a single burning tree, to 1 acre of ground fire. FIRES BURNING ON OTHER LANDS Willamette National Fores: Firefighters continue to respond to new fires sparked by lightning in the Willamette National Forest. Detroit Ranger District - 12 fires located in the Boulder Ridge, Whitewater Creek, and Marion Forks areas. 2 of the fires are located near the Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Sweet Home Ranger District - 2 fires located south of the Middle Santiam Wilderness. McKenzie River Ranger District - 5 fires located in the Three Sisters Wilderness and 1 fire in the Mount Washington Wilderness; this fire is being monitored due to the unlikely potential for it to spread and to minimize firefighter exposure. Middle Fork Ranger District - 15 fires located throughout the District. 1 fire located on a ridge south of Oakridge may produce smoke that is visible from town. Assistance provided by the Bureau of Land Management and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, as well as continued support from ODF in responding to fires near private lands on the Sweet Home and Middle Fork Ranger Districts has been greatly appreciated. The Green Ridge Fire near Camp Sherman is now 95% contained and remains at 1,510 acres. The Labrador Fire on the Rogue Siskiyou National Forest is holding at 2,020 acres. Containment numbers were not available. The Whiskey Complex, burning six miles east of Tiller on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest, is now 11,260 acres and 50 percent contained, with an estimated full containment date of August 20th.

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