Wildfires in Eastern Oregon are growing and the hamlet Frenchglen in Harney County has been put on notice that residents may be advised to leave.
Federal officials said Wednesday the Long Draw fire east of Steens Mountain in Malheur County is now burning in an area of 450 square miles. That's 290,000 acres.
To the west of Steens Mountain, authorities have alerted residents of Frenchglen to prepare for an evacuation notice if conditions warrant. The nearby Miller Homestead fire has grown to an area of 70 square miles, or 45,000 acres.
Frenchglen is about 60 miles south of Burns. It's unincorporated, and the immediate community is described as having a couple of businesses and about half a dozen homes. Population estimates have a few hundred people living in the vicinity.