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Fire Crews Brace for More Fire Weather

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Firefighters in Oregon are bracing for dry, hot weather expected back in the region Thursday and through the weekend.

The Deception Complex of fires outside Oakridge is 64 percent contained. It's burned more than 48 hundred acres. Fire spokeswoman Sara Saarloos says crews have made good progress mopping up containment lines. They're preparing for fire weather.

Saarloos: "With that warming and drying trend we'll start seeing an increase in fire behavior. We do still have some fire in the interior of the Deception Fire."

All evacuation notices have been lifted for area residents. Smoke conditions have been better for the Oakridge area in recent days.

Another blaze west of Cottage Grove, the Yellow Point Fire has grown to nearly 800 acres and is 25 percent contained. No structures are threatened.
 

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