This summer's active wildfire season is stretching fire crews to the limit. This week, virtually every available wildland firefighter in the Northwest is on the scene of a blaze. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.
Fire crews battling Oregon's biggest fire have finally gotten the upper hand. Chris Cline, Oregon Department of Forestry incident commander for the Oregon Gulch fire said that crews have completed the line around the eastern tip of the fire.
A fire ignited Tuesday night in the Columbia Gorge has led authorities to order evacuations for 70 homes in the Oregon community of Rowena. Officials have alerted another 100 homes to be ready for possible evacuation.
The 36-thousand-acre Oregon Gulch Fire along the border of California is the largest wildfire currently burning in Oregon. The fire is slowing after days of rapid growth, giving crews a chance to catch up.