Douglas Complex Fire Update

The Douglas Complex currently consists of Rabbit Mountain, Dad’s Creek, and Farmer’s. Because of favorable weather conditions the last few days, firefighters have been able to make significant
progress with fire line construction and firing operations. Firing operations remove unburned vegetation between the fire and the control line, to make the line more secure.

Rabbit Mountain – 14,986 acres

Near Middle Creek, firefighters continue to make progress on line construction as well as setting up hoses and water for use in extinguishing heat along the fire line. The containment line held yesterday with some mop up started. A combination of direct and indirect line construction has been completed from Middle Creek north and then south to Cow Creek. These lines will be tested with the change in weather conditions today.

Dad’s Creek – 17,290 acres

The south end of the fire continues to burn actively near Grave Creek. Successful firing operations were completed overnight from the ridge south of Glendale to Grave Creek. Approximately 30 homes remain
threatened in the Grave Creek, Poorman Creek, and Lower Wolf Creek areas. Active structure protection will continue in the Grave Creek and Wolf Creek area today. Farmer’s Creek and Miscellaneous Small Fires – 259 acres. Firefighters will continue mopping up these fires. No further fire activity is expected.

This entry was posted on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 and is filed under Local News, State News.