PORTLAND -- Crews fighting wildfires in Oregon this weekend are bracing for another dose of bad weather by mid-week -- hot and dry with unstable wind conditions.
Fire officials are also urging travelers and people in the outdoors on the last day of the Labor Day weekend to be alert for developments such as closures of recreation areas.
On Mount Hood, fire crews caught a break Sunday and early Monday when weather conditions held smoke close to the ground and reduced the oxygen supply to the fires. Those conditions were expected to change later Monday, though.
Near Sisters, a wildfire has burned out of a designated wilderness area, and fire officials expect a challenging day on Monday.
On the Warm Springs reservation, fire crews report good progress in battling multiple fires.