Big Windy Update August 29, 2013
Incident: Big Windy Complex Wildfire
Yesterday’s Fire Operations: Containment lines were completed on the west side of the fire. Mop-up continued on west side of fire. Greg Chandler, Operations Section Chief stated, “We feel this river is secure; we will continue mop-up and begin removing equipment”.
Today’s Fire Operations: Crews will continue to reinforce fireline along the west flank. The remainder of the fire is in mop-up, patrol and monitor status. Fire re-hab will begin in areas as mop-up is completed in non-critical areas. Crews will begin removing equipment from the fireline and surrounding areas.
The closure of the Rogue River Trail from Grave Creek to the Rogue River Ranch has been lifted.
The Level 2 evacuation north of the Rogue River and south of the Marial Byway has been down-graded to Level 1. The Level 1 evacuation in the Galice area remains in effect.
Weather: The forecast calls for cooler weather today with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 70’s. With a marine push coming over the fire area today, expect the relative humidity be higher, around 90% with the possibility of light showers.
NW of Galice, OR
July 26, 2013
Resources on the Fire:
Water Tenders: 12
Oregon Dept of Forestry
Bureau of Land Management
Grave Creek to Marial Back Country Byway, which includes Mt. Reuben Road (34-8-1 Road), 32-8-31 Road, a portion of the 32-8-9.2 Road, and the Marial Access Road (32-9-14.2).
Bear Camp Road (BLM # 34-8-36 and Forest Service #23) is officially closed. See websites above for additional information. The National Guard is providing staffing at all road closure checkpoints.
Burnt Ridge Road, Forest Service Road 2308, is closed from the junction with Forest Road 23 to the junction with Forest Road 33.
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