Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Big Windy Complex Nudges Closer to Containment

Fire suppression crews stabilized the reburn in the Howard Creek drainage, located on the northeast flank of the Big Windy Complex, that started last Wednesday and burned aggressively through Friday producing heavy smoke that settled into the valleys in much of Josephine County. Additional burn-out operations increased the size of the Big Windy Complex to 27,555 acres.

The Big Windy Complex is 95 percent contained.

Bear Camp road is open but travelers are advised to drive slowly and with caution due to heavy fire suppression-related traffic in the area. Roads within the fire area remain closed.

Approximately 150 firefighters are assigned to the complex.

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