CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters are facing hot, dry and breezy conditions as they work to contain a complex of 13 wildfires burning in southwest Oregon.
Fire officials say more than 1,800 firefighters and 30 aircraft are battling the Garner Complex fire in Jackson and Josephine counties on Sunday. Troops from the National Guard have also arrived to help.
The fire has scorched about 12 square miles (31 square kilometers) and was about 10 percent contained as of Sunday morning.
Fire spokesman Don Hickman says crews are very focused as they work in hot conditions and steep terrain.
Meanwhile, fire officials say they’ve made significant progress containing a deadly wildfire that has burned wheat fields and grasslands near The Dalles.
The Substation blaze has burned more than 123 square miles (318 square kilometers) and was 92 percent contained as of Sunday evening.