Douglas Complex Daily Fire Update for August 18, 2013
Incident: Douglas Complex Wildfire
Current Situation: As the fire reaches further containment, crews were released to other incidents around the state. With fewer fire fighters, the Riddle fire camp was closed yesterday. All remaining personnel moved to the Incident Command Post at Glendale. Burnout operations continue as well as patrol and holding of fire lines throughout the complex. On-going handheld and aerial infrared patrols along the perimeters are detecting hotspots to aid mop up crews.
Rabbit Mountain – 23,951 acres
Crews will be working to hold and patrol containment lines while focusing on extinguishing remaining hot spots.
Dad’s Creek – 24,444 acres
A few unburned pockets of fuel still exist in the southwest portion of the fire. Crews hope to complete hand lighting in order to finish the burnout operations started several days ago. Containment lines in the Rattlesnake Creek, Dry Creek and Poorman Creek areas are being patrolled to ensure containment lines are secure.
Weather: The warmer and drier weather will test the fire lines. Any remaining hot spots will be more visible for fire fighters to seek and extinguish.
Evacuations and Closures: remain the same
Location: 7 miles north of Glendale, OR Percent Contained: 75% Complex Size: 48,395 acres Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/26/13 Total Personnel: 1,622
Estimated cost to date: $ 46,582,322
Resources Include: 38 Type 2 hand crews, 1 Type 1 hand crews, 53 engines, 15 dozers, 17 water tenders, numerous overhead personnel, and National Guard resources.
Air Resources: 2 Type 1 helicopters, 3 Type 2 helicopters, and 4 Type 3 helicopters and 1 National Guard Medivac