Northwest Fires
3:50 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber Boosts Firefighting Effort In SE Oregon

Governor Kitzhaber and both Oregon U.S. senators received a briefing today in Glendale on the wildfires burning in Southern Oregon. Local, state, and federal agencies informed community members and state legislators on the status of the Douglas Complex Fires.

Credit Douglas Forest Protective Association

Governor Kitzhaber earlier declared a state of emergency and is mobilizing state and federal resources to combat the wildfires. He says the fires in southern Oregon are a high priority for the state and the federal government.

More than two-thousand firefighters from around the country are working on the Douglas Complex fires.  The blazes have scorched about 33,000 acres so far.

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