Big Windy Grows
The Big Windy Fire has grown to 5,135 acres as of the last report and is being fought by 768 firefighters.
With the lifting of the inversion coupled with predicted warmer weather over the next few days, fire behavior is expected to increase. An area of low pressure off the coast will lead to better smoke dispersion and increased mixing in the air with higher winds.
The BLM portion of the Wild Section of the Rogue River is still closed from Grave Creek to Mule Creek due to public health and safety issues. The Recreation section of the Wild and Scenic Rogue River is currently open to rafters. However, the Grave Creek takeout is closed and law enforcement officials will not allow traffic into Grave Creek. Rafters floating on this section of the river should use the Argo, Almeda, or Rand river exits.
Yesterday, firefighters completed preparations around the Black Bar Lodge and the Zane Grey Cabin. Crews are remaining on site near these important historical resources on the Rogue River.
The Douglas complex has now comsumed 28740 acres and is 9 percent contained. The 1,645 firefighters are battling the fire and making good progress on the Milo and Rabbit fires.
The 703 firefighters assigned to the Brimstone fire have contained 25 percent of the perimeter of the 2,218 acre blaze.
Cave Junction Residents were informed about the Labrador fire burning 13 miles northwest of their city last night and the fire was expected to grow today from its last listed 2,020 acres. The 573 fire fighters assigned to it are protecting the Oak Flat community and continuing the basic strategy of indirect attack, staying ahead of the fire and containing it.
Air Quality in Grants Pass has been listed as unhealthy for most of the day.