Weather improving for central Oregon firefighters



CLARNO, Ore. (AP) — Weather conditions have improved for firefighters trying to contain a 45,000-acre grass fire in central Oregon, after red flag warnings expired.

A dispatcher at the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center in Prineville said Monday morning there were no flare-ups or problems overnight.

More than 300 firefighters have completed lines around about half of the fire that was started Wednesday by lightning near the town of Clarno, about 60 miles southeast of The Dalles.

Other wildfires have burned about 20,000 acres along the lower Deschutes River and 1,500 acres near the town of Warm Springs.