ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Bonita Complex Fire and Miller Homestead Fire each battled containment Saturday. The Bonita Complex and Miller Homestead Fire Maps enlarged since last night in the latest progression of Oregon wildfires. The Bonita Complex fire has grown to more than eighteen thousand acres, officials tell news.
In a news briefing Saturday, officials said that the Bonita Complex fire continues to advance five miles outside of Westfall. The fire which erupted on July 9 during a lightning strike remains at thirty-five containment. But more than three hundred forty personnel are attempting to prevent its advance in Malheur County.
Officials tell news that the Complex includes the “Bonita Fire, which is 8,304 acres, and the Iron Fire, which is 9,884 acres. These fires are located 15 miles NW of the town of Westfall, Oregon.”
Incident Commander Ross Williams reports to news that a Type 2 incident management team is battling the blaze. “The fires are also burning in areas of key Sage Grouse habitat, along with grazing range for the area.”
Meantime the Miller Homestead Fire remains at only ten percent containment. Also started by a lightning strike on July 8, the fire remains just ten percent containment, officials tell news. The fire has grown to more than one hundred ten thousand acres today due to the efforts of more than 456 personnel. For the latest fire map, click HERE.