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Labrador Fire at 300 acres

The latest update for the Labrador Fire (10:55 a.m.) can be found on the SWOFire website.  It was at 300 acres. The latest (10:30 a.m.) information about Southwest Oregon fires in general is here. The Whiskey complex on the Umpqua National Forest was at around 1000 acres. Information about the 2,000 acre Douglas complex fire is here.

We’ve asked about maps and for more information about fire behavior but there wasn’t anything available.  Even though temperatures cooled down last might the Labrador Fire didn’t. Here’s a description of what it was like last night:

I have not seen anything like this fire in my life. It is after midnight, I can’t sleep, and the fire is raging! It should be settling down, but I think with the dry forest, thick brush, and dead snags, this is a different animal. I am watching snags explode and roll down the canyon walls spreading flames, and its late night time!

It was calmer this morning. Here’s a new photo from Bob Maynard at Oak Flat from earlier today.

Labrador Fire on the Wild and Scenic Illinois River. Taken from Oak Flat
Labrador Fire on the Wild and Scenic Illinois River. Taken from Oak Flat. Bob Maynard photo.

Apparently updates usually come in around 9:00 a,m. and 6:00 p.m. and will be posted on SWO Fire. Another source of information about wildfires is Inciweb. However, the Labrador Fire appears to not yet be posted on Inciweb. Wish we had more information to share.

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