Oregon National Guard assists at Douglas complex fire

2013-08-05T17:17:00Z 2013-08-05T17:54:59Z Oregon National Guard assists at Douglas complex fireDemocrat-Herald Albany Democrat Herald
August 05, 2013 5:17 pm  • 

The Oregon Army National Guard is providing support during the Douglas complex fire in southern Oregon at the request of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Five aircraft are assisting with fire suppression including three HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters, one CH-47 Chinook helicopter and one UH-72 Lakota. About 140 soldiers are assisting Douglas and Josephine County law enforcement agencies with traffic control in the evacuated areas, according to the Oregon Military Department.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management is assisting with coordinating response to the fires. The fire is being managed jointly by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office.

The latest fire information can be found here.

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