Progress made against Oregon fires, but heat looms

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GLENDALE, Ore. — Favorable weather helped crews make progress against some of Oregon's wildfires in the past few days, but officials say hotter temperatures poses a threat.

About 2,400 personnel Sunday were fighting the Douglas complex of fires north of Glendale. The complex is the state's largest at nearly 35,000 acres. Officials said about 30 homes remained threatened, and the fires were 15 percent contained.

The Whiskey complex, also in Douglas County, was burning close to 5,000 acres east of Tiller. It was 20 percent contained.

The Big Windy complex was scorching 7,500 acres in steep, forested terrain in Josephine and Curry counties as more than 1,000 people tried to fight it.

The Labrador Fire was burning 30 miles southwest of Grants Pass, and the Brimstone Fire 10 miles northwest of Merlin had burned 2,300 acres.