The boundary of the Biscuit Fire stretches from 10 miles east of the coastal community of Brookings, Oregon; south into northern California; east to the Illinois Valley; and north to within a few miles of the Rogue River.
The fire burned in a mosaic pattern; approximately 20% of the area burned lightly, with less than 25% of the vegetation killed. Another 50% of the area burned very hot, with more than 75% of the vegetation killed. Many acres of critical habitat for wildlife burned, and the late seral and old growth stands that remain are very precious.
[Excerpt from the U.S. Forest Service website.]
Within a month the fires had coalesced into a single huge fire that ultimately burned nearly a half-million acres. Over 7000 fire fighters were engaged in fighting the conflagration, which was finally declared extinguished on December 31.