SUNDAY UPDATE: Bruler Fire containment remains at 75%

The New Era

Crews have contained about 75% of the 195-acre Bruler Fire burning 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home as of Sunday, Aug. 8, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Forest Service.

Its cause remains under investigation. The blaze was first spotted Monday, July 12, near the jurisdiction of Forest Roads 11 (Straight Creek and Quartzville roads) and 1133 approximately 9 miles south of Detroit in the Sweet Home Ranger District.

The 106 personnel currently assigned to the incident, under the command of a South Cascade Interagency Type 3 team, continue the mop-up process with hose lays and pumps.

Its estimated containment date is Saturday, Oct. 30.

The Bruler Fire is one of about 20 burning in the state. Four new conflagrations sparked by lightning began Aug. 2 on the south end of the Mt. Hood National Forest, the largest being the 450-acre Bull Complex Fire 12 miles northeast of Detroit. The largest blaze overall remains the Bootleg Fire, which has burned more than 413,000 acres — roughly 647 square miles — and destroyed 161 homes 28 miles northeast of Klamath Falls.