Air Quality Unhealthy, Brimstone 80% Contained; Little Growth in Remaining Fires
Although progress is being made on all the surrounding fires the smoke in metropolitan areas remains a problem with Cave Junction and Grants Pass both listed as having unhealthy air by the Department of Environmental Quality.
Good progress is being made on the Brimstone fire with it being listed as 80 percent contained and the command team overseeing it has been released and control returned to O.D.F. The fire is still listed 2,372 acres being manned by 531 firefighters who are dousing any fires within 300 feet of the fire line surrounding it.
The Douglas complex has grown to 36,742 acres and the 2,652 firefighters have managed to contain 16 percent of the massive conflagration.
Big Windy is now listed at 9,192 acres with no containment but 932 firefighters continue to create fire lines in areas where the fire is expected to go. It is part of the indirect attack strategy being employed on the Big Windy and also the Labrador.
The Labrador, northwest of Cave Junction remains at 2020 acres with 372 firefighters assigned being supported by five helicopters and 8 fire engines.