WARM SPRINGS, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters are working under a “red flag warning” in central Oregon Sunday as they battle a complex of wildfires that has burned 33,000 acres.
Pam Sichting of the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center says the critical fire weather could lead to erratic winds, new fire starts and potential danger to firefighters.
No one has been injured in the Hancock complex of fires as of Sunday morning, and Sichting reported no new evacuations.
About 55 people were evacuated from the area a few days ago, because firefighters couldn’t be sure when a summer science camp would be able to get back to its field research.
About 314 are fighting the fire on Sunday, with help from 20 fire engines and three helicopters.