Buckhead Complex Crews Start Burnout

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — One-hundred and five acres are burning in the Buckhead Complex, but a lot of those crews now consist of successful burnouts. A burnout is highly calculated. Wind temperature, humidity are all taken into account to ensure safety. Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Division Supervisor Jose Mercado leads a safety briefing before his … Continue reading »

An Inside Look At The Buckhead Complex

OAKRIDGE, Ore — The Buckhead Complex grows to 55 acres as firefighters battle rough terrain. The complex is made up of several fires. Throughout the fire you’ll see pockets of burning fuel. “What this fire lacks in acreage it makes up in sheer nastiness,” said Oregon Department Of Forestry Spokesman Randy Alvarez. The nastiness of … Continue reading »