Things are feeling more upbeat on the fire lines near Warm Springs. Don Ferguson says the turn in the weather seemed to helped change the attitude immediately, and they gained a lot of ground on the fire Wednesday. "You can feel it, you really could feel it. You have an opportunity here, where the wind dies down, humidity coming up a little bit, and you have enough people where preparation meets opportunity and we're taking advantage of that opportunity because its the first significant break in the weather that we've had.” Ferguson says they've only lost three small structures: an old vacant cabin, a storage shed an pump house.
While the complex grew by 15,000 acres Wednesday, he says much of that was intentional burning to create a fire line.