The Army National Guard pulled out of the Douglas Complex fires Sunday as officials predicted crews will have the 48,383 acres burning north of Glendale contained by Sept. 1. Some 125 National Guardsmen have been staffing roadblocks since they were dispatched July 31 by Gov. John Kitzhaber. Land inside fire lines will remain closed to the public, but more roads just outside the fire zone will be opened. “We won’t have the manpower there for roadblocks,” Bureau of Land Management Field Manager Steve Lydick said today. Lightning-sparked fires broke out July 26 throughout Southern Oregon. Firefighters appear to be gaining …
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