Douglas Complex Grows to 10,000 Acres on Saturday, July 27
Incident: Douglas Complex Wildfire
The Douglas Complex grew to 10,000 acres July 27, as hot, dry conditions caused most of the fires to spread. The state Conflagration Act was invoked today, and an Oregon Fire Marshal's structural fire management team has been mobilized to aid local fire departments with protection of homes.
The fires in the southern portion of the complex made a run Saturday to the east. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office evacuated homes in the community of Glendale this afternoon. Homes in the area west of McCullough Creek Road to Ruben Road were evacuated. Residents east of McCullough Creek Road to the mill west of Glendale have been asked to prepare for potential evacuation, should fire conditions worsen and require it.
Thunderstorms across southwestern Oregon Friday morning ignited the fires that are being managed collectively as the Douglas Complex.
Rod NicholsOregon Department of Forestry503email@example.com