Clearer Air Around Devils Knob Complex Means More Air Attacks Against Fires
Recent rains have helped crews tackling Oregon wildfires, including the Devils Knob Fire Complex in Douglas County.
In today’s briefing, Joel Peters, Operations Section Chief trainee for the fire, said between a quarter inch to one-tenth of an inch of rain fell across the affected regions.
“Aviation operations hopefully today, with this precip we’ll get some clearer air up at some of these higher elevations, be able to utilize some of our aircraft," said Peters.
"We still have about the same complement, heavy helicopters and light helicopters in our air attack. So hopefully we’ll be able to get those resources up there today as well, and be able to do some of that bucket work as needed.”
Peters added that crews are carrying out burning operations to deprive the fire of fuel. But much will depend on favorable weather conditions continuing across the Devils Knob Fire Complex which is near 64,000 acres and is 35% contained.
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