Homes Evaciated Near Glendale
Incident: Douglas Complex Wildfire
Douglas Complex Special Fire Update
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Dennis Sifford, Incident Commander Hours of operation: 8:00 am – 9:00 pmTemporary Phone – (541) 786-2630 July 27, 20134:30 p.m.
Homes Evacuated near Glendale
At 8:00 a.m. today, Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2 (Sifford), assumed command of the Douglas Complex. The Douglas Complex started Friday morning, July 26, 2013, after 54 fires were ignited by lightning on lands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association. It is estimated that about 7,500 acres have been burned between all the fires. A majority of the fires in the Douglas Complex are located in the Cow Creek Canyon west of Glendale. In addition, a handful of fires in the Milo area are included in the Complex. The total number of fires is expected to decrease as several fires in close proximity to each other have burned together.
Evacuations have begun west of McCullough Creek, in the Glendale area. At this time, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is evacuating all homes west of McCullough Creek Road to Reuben. Residents east of McCullough Creek Road to the mill west of Glendale are being asked to prepare for potential evacuation. This means residents are warned that should conditions worsen, they also will be asked to evacuate.
Places to get information:
Douglas Forest Protective Association - www.dfpa.net Twitter - www.twitter.com/DouglasFPAFacebook - www.facebook.com/DouglasForestProtectiveAssociation