Douglas Complex

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Douglas Complex

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Approximate Location

42.859 latitude, -123.379 longitude

Incident Overview

Burnout operations on Rabbit Mountain.  Division R

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The Douglas Complex is comprised of two large fires the Dad's Creek and Rabbit Mountain fires each of which is approximately 24 000 acres in size and the Farmer Gulch Fire which burned 249 acres. Several other small fires are also inside the complex. All of the fires started July 26 2013 by lightning following a thunderstorm that moved through southern Oregon.

On Saturday July 27 2013 Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 (IC Dennis Sifford) assumed command of the complex. After 24 days command was then transitioned to ODF Incident Management Team 1 (IC Tom Savage) at 1200 hours on Monday August 19 2013.

During ODF IMT command of the complex the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Team Green also joined ODF IMT 3 to provide structure protection in a unified command on the complex as well as participation from Oregon National Guard aviation and ground resources.

The complex burned on a mixture of private county and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) forestlands all of which are protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) and the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District.

On Monday August 26 2013 command was transitioned to a local fire management team out of the DFPA. On Tuesday September 3 2013 the DFPA declared the complex 100 percent contained. Crews remain in place to continue mop-up operations work on rehabilitation projects and patrol the fire lines. Smoke from the interior of the fires will be visible until fall rains return to completely extinguish them.

There will be no further reports on this complex unless significant activity occurs.

A road closure remains in effect for the Cow Creek Back Country Byway administered by the BLM district office in Roseburg.

News Release

For detailed information about this road closure contact the BLM district office in Roseburg at 541-440-4930.

This summary and the below "Basic Information" is effective September 3 2013 @ 1900 hours.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 26th, 2013 approx. 02:30 AM
Location3 miles north of Glendale, OR
Incident CommanderScott Jackson

Current Situation

Total Personnel162
Size48,679 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

10 Timber (litter and understory); 13 Slash; 5 Brush and reproduction. Mixed conifer and hardwood forest of various ages, and brush.

Significant Events

Type 3 team (Jackson) in place. Mop-up, patrol, and rehabilitation continues around the 127-mile perimeter.


Planned Actions

Continue with mop up and rehabilitation on both fires.

Projected Incident Activity



A closure of Bureau of Land Management roads in the fires' area remains in effect until September 10th, at which time the BLM wils re-assess the road closures and made adjustments as needed. This will be the last report unless significant activity occurs.

Unit Information

Douglas Forest Protective Association
1758 NE Airport Road
Roseburg, OR 97470

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