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A Closer Look at the Douglas Complex Fire

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Sun, July 28 2013 at 7:04 PM, Updated: Tue, July 30 2013 at 12:02 AM

A Closer Look at the Douglas Complex Fire

The Douglas Complex fire was started early Friday morning after a lightning storm hit the area.

The wildfire is a series of fires in the general area.

It is divided in three different branches.

The first is Milo which on the east side of Interstate 5.

It is comprised of a group of smaller fires, all less than 20 acres in size.

They have been lined and firefighters will begin mopping up hot areas of each fire.

The next is the Rabbit Mountain and Union Creek branch, which is where the two main burn of the fire are.

And finally the Dad’s Creek and Panther Butte are the ones that have been prompting evacuations for residents west of Glendale.

The fire has consumed between 7,500 and 8,000 acres, threatening a number of structures.

However, at this time it does not appear any structures have been damaged.

Late last night Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber declared it a conflagration, meaning meaning the state fire marshal can mobilize crews from other parts of the state.

More than 750 fire crews have been called into to help fight the blaze.

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Roma Villavicencio

NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.

She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.

Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.

She loves food, music and the San Francisco Giants. She lives by the slogan “viva la vida!”

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