Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Douglas Complex Crews Prepare for Burnouts on SW Flank

During the last few days, firefighters have prepared a contingency line for future burnout operations along the southwest edge of the Dad’s Creek fire.  The terrain is extremely steep along this active edge of the fire and there are unburned fuels between the fire and the contingency line.  The burnout will occur in stages over the next three days.  Smoke from the fire should be visible toward the Grants Pass area.  Meanwhile, fire fighters continue to extinguish all hot spots along the perimeter and within the interior portion of the fire.  Patrol and holding of fire lines continues throughout the complex.  Infrared patrols along the perimeters are detecting hotspots to aid mop up crews.

The Rabbit Mountain Fire is 23,240 acres in size, and the Dad's Creek Fire is 21,908 acres. The complex is 50 percent contained. More than 2,770 personnel are assigned to the complex, and the suppression cost to date is estimated to be $36.7 million.

For more information, see the Douglas Complex InciWeb page.