Hot weather, the potential for thunderstorms, and 4th of July fireworks have Oregon fire officials on edge this week. Crews are poised for possible large fire starts.
Carol Connolly is with the Northwest Fire Coordination Center in Portland. She says thunderstorms are forecast for midweek in central and southern Oregon.
Connolly: "So, hot weather, no rain, with a potential of high winds in those areas-- we're looking at an increased chance of large fire activity based on lightning strikes."
And then there's Independence Day.