Stouts Fire Nearly Contained, Remaining Evacuation Warnings Lifted
FINAL UPDATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 9:45 A.M. ... Crews continue to work to contain the Stouts Creek Fire, conducting repair work and expanding mop-up operations. Crews have been and will continue to be replaced, as necessary.
Fire commanders are preparing to hand the incident back to a local team once full containment is reached.
The fire -- burning since July 30 about 11 miles east of Canyonville in Douglas County-- remains at 26,452 acres and is 92% contained.
The Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation notice for the Stouts fire has been lifted.
There are 324 personnel still assigned to the fire with 5 crews, 11 engines, 2 water tenders, 1 bulldozer and 1 helicopter.
To date, the Stout Creek Fire has cost $37.4 million.
UPDATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2:15 P.M. ... The Stouts fire, burning since July 30 about 11 miles east of Canyonville in Douglas County, continues to shed personnel and equipment as containment increases and resources are released to high priority fires.
All evacuation levels have been reduced to Level 1 (Get Ready).
The Stouts Creek Fire has blackened 26,367 acres and is 86% contained. Crews continue to secure and strengthen the fire line by extinguishing hot spots and falling danger trees.
On Tuesday evening, command of the Stouts fire operation will be handed over to a smaller, Type 3 management team, another indication that the fire is considered well in hand.
There are now 610 personnel assigned to the fire (down from the peak of 1,900 on August 11). There are 10 crews, 12 engines, 11 water tenders, 5 bulldozers and five helicopter still working the fire.
To date, the Stout Creek fire has cost $34.7 million.