Brimstone Fire 25% Contained; Community Meeting Sunday
The Brimstone fire is now listed at having consumed 2,218 acres. This figure reflects a more accurate measurement rather than any growth as firefighters have made significant progress on this fire and it is now listed as 25 percent contained. 703 firefighters are assigned to this blaze.
The Brimstone Incident Management team is hosting a community meeting Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Fleming Middle School to provide a detailed summary and answer questions about the local fire activity.
The Big Windy fire grew to 5,135 acres yesterday when the weather changed. The 804 firefighters fighting that fire have reduced fuels around the Zane Grey Cabin and the Black Bar Lodge. Crews are now expanding fire lines along Bear Camp Road and the Peavine Road system.
The Labrador fire, northwest of Cave Junction is still listed at 2,020 acres with 573 firefighters assigned the priority still to protect the Oak Flat community and the privately held lands while controlling spotting fires that have blown ahead of the main body of fire and continuing a strategy of indirect attack.
The largest fire in southern Oregon remains the Douglas complex still listed at 28,740 acres, 9 percent contained by the army of 1,645 firefighters. Governor Kitzhaber with Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are expected to visit the incident command post at Glendale High School today.
Shifting winds have made breathing easier in Grants Pass and Medford with the air quality now listed as moderate. Cave Junction on the other hand is now listed as unhealthy.