Storms in Oregon’s forecast could suppress or spread fires

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Evening storms in Oregon will bring much needed moisture, but the rain may be partnered with lightening, which sparked some of the fires ravaging the West Coas. Authorities say the strong winds that could disperse thick smoke covering the state, but also further spread fires. The National Weather Service in Portland issued a Flash Flood Watch Thursday afternoon for a portion of Northwest Oregon, citing that loose rocks and debris, which has been increased due to the wildfires, will likely fall down hills and into roads.