EUGENE, Ore. – The Holiday Farm Fire still stands at around 170,000 acres as of Thursday morning.
But fire managers now estimate containment at 10%.
That’s welcome news as fire officials continue to work to tame 12 large fires burning across Oregon – and face the risk of thunderstorms, new starts and erratic fire behavior from winds Thursday.
Forecasters have also warned of flash flooding in recently burned areas.
The other 11 fires are:
- Beachie Breek
- Archie Creek
- Two Four Two
- Echo Mountain Complex
- North Cascade Complex
“Fires are removed from the list when they are 100% lined and fire managers are confident in their progress toward containment,” the Oregon Department of Forestry explained Thursday.
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“There are about 6,500 personnel assigned to these fires from across the nation and Canada. This doesn’t include the many government emergency response employees, landowners, forestland operators, and members of the community who are contributing to the fight in whatever way they can,” according to ODF.
This year, about 1 million acres have burned in Oregon. That is nearly double the 10-year average of 557,811 acres.