STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Garner Complex Fire containment on the rise

The fires are more than 80 percent contained.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 11:29 AM
Updated: Aug 13, 2018 10:11 AM

UPDATE: The Garner Complex Fire's containment level continues to rise, with 200 people working the fire as of the weekend.

The fires are burning almost 9,000 acres near Grants Pass in Josephine County.

Containment is now about 87 percent. 

______________________________

UPDATE: Firefighters from Lane County Task Force 26 that were sent to help with the Garner Complex Fire were demobilized Tuesday afternoon.

The complex has been burning near Grants Pass in Josephine County, and the team has been helping protect homes for nearly two weeks. 

The firefighters were expected to arrive at the Goshen Fire District Station Tuesday night.

______________________________

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- The state Department of Forestry says the Garner Complex Fire, burning since mid-July in southwestern Oregon, is now more than 80 percent contained.

The agency said in a news release Monday that crews using infrared scanners to detect pockets of heat near containment lines are finding fewer hot spots. Extinguishing the remaining ones is at the top of the agenda for crews on Monday.

No hot spots pose a threat to the fire's control lines.

The fires are expected to be fully contained by week's end. The lightning-sparked blazes have cost more than $40 million to fight.\

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4335

Reported Deaths: 157
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah118161
Marion98126
Washington74718
Clackamas31711
Deschutes1270
Umatilla1213
Linn1189
Polk10012
Lane773
Yamhill707
Jackson670
Benton565
Clatsop450
Jefferson440
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos310
Douglas270
Wasco261
Josephine241
Hood River220
Lincoln170
Columbia160
Morrow120
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 43°
Corvallis
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 50°
Roseburg
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 52°
North Bend
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 50°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events