GOLDENDALE, Wash. -- Fire crews Monday were battling five new weekend wildfires in Oregon, which brought the total to more than 125,000 acres burning throughout the Northwest.
In Washington, there were nine new fires burning Monday.
A wildfire near Goldendale, Wash., grew to 17,000 acres. More than 1,100 firefighters were working to control it. The fire was about 25 percent contained Monday.
In southern Oregon's Douglas County, 400 homes and structures were under some form of evacuation as crews worked to get a handle on a crop of wildfires touched off by lightning. Fire spokesman Carol Connolly said Monday that flames were within a mile of some houses.
Lightning started dozens of fires in the area, covering about 21,000 acres. But Connolly said most of of those fires were contained by Monday. She said 2,000 firefighters were on hand and another 2,000 were expected Tuesday.
Currently we have a lot of fire going in Oregon, she said.
The fire in Warm Springs, Ore., near the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort was 90-percent contained Monday and firefighters there were being reassigned to other areas. Further south, a fire near La Pine grew over the weekend from two acres to about 40 acres. Crews in the area also fought a fire near Madras. It was quickly contained but destroyed one building.