ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Oregon Fire Map 2013 changed dramatically today as the Big Windy Complex Fire and the Whiskey Complex Fire spread overnight. Two large Oregon wildfires are burning Wednesday August 7, 2013. First the Big Windy Complex Fire is twenty-five miles from Grants Pass and just northwest of Merlin. It is compromised of the Big Windy Fire, Calvert Peak Fire, and Jenny Fire. Second, the Whiskey Complex is in the Tiller Ranger District, of the Umpqua National Forest. It is burning six miles east of Tiller, Oregon. Once four fires, Big Windy now includes only the Whiskey and Buckeye Fires.
Oregon Fire Map 2013 grew today as two separate complex fires spread. A “complex” fire is a combination of several fires. Currently teams are battling two separate complex fires in different sections of Oregon.
First, Incident Commander Chris Schulte is in charge of the Big Windy Complex Fire. He tells news that the fire is at twelve thousand acres today. More than one thousand firefighters are on scene. “The fires are burning northwest of Merlin, OR”, reps tell news. They indicate that the fire is “25 miles NW of Grants Pass”. Moreover, they add that “A level 2 evacuation is in place for residences north of the Rogue River and south of the Marial Byway.” For that fire map click HERE
Second, Incident Commander Lane Dfpa reports that Whiskey Complex is currently “6 miles east of Tiller, OR” and is at thirty percent containment. But they add that “Good progress continues to be made on the Buckeye fire in securing containment lines.” For the fire map click HERE.