Douglas Complex Daily Fire Update for August 20, 2013 @ 8:30 AM
Incident: Douglas Complex Wildfire
Current Situation: Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 transitioned the incident to Oregon Department of Forestry Team 1 yesterday at noon.
Complex size: 48,643 acres
Rabbit Mountain – 23,952 acres
Crews continue to patrol, hold and extinguish hot spots. Rehab work has begun.
Dad’s Creek – 24,428 acre
Gusty winds estimated at 20 mph tested the fire lines in the southwest portion of the Dad’s Creek fire. Fire fighters held the line and no spot fires outside the fire perimeter were reported. Crews continue to patrol and hold while extinguishing remaining hot spots.
For both fires, aerial FLIR flights and crews using palm Infrared detectors identify hot spots for the fire fighters. Mop-up, patrol, and rehab continued around the 127 miles of fire perimeters of both fires.
However, both the Rabbit Mountain and the Dad’s Creek fires are active fire areas and closed to the public due to firefighting traffic and dangerous debris rolling onto the roads. BLM has posted signs and maps at road blocks. For more detailed information about the closure contact the BLM Districts in Roseburg at 541-440-4930 or Grants Pass at 541-471-6500. For website information and maps: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/roseburg/newsroom/index.php
All evacuation levels have been lifted.
To date, one 1- room miner’s cabin has burned and two outbuildings have been lost. Ten minor injuries and two minor vehicle accidents have been reported.