GLENDALE, Ore. — Statistics show the Douglas Complex is costing more than $1.5 million a day, and already more than $12 million has been spent.
On August 27, FEMA eligibility came through, which means FEMA will foot 75 percent of the bill. The other 25 percent will be paid for by the Douglas Forest Protection Association.
Here’s a breakdown of the costs. Hand crews cost the most accounting for 40 percent, air crafts and the Oregon Army National Guard at 21 percent, Engines cost 12 percent and support personnel and camp costs are both at 8 percent of the total bill.
Fire officials say the Douglas Complex is the most expensive fire because of its size and complexity.