Residents flee Oregon wildfire
on 20/08/2013 09:49:40
Other residents now wait to hear if they will have to leave also.
The Government Flats Complex of fires is burning in hilly country near The Dalles, a Columbia River city that is a favourite site for windsurfers.
It is the latest wildfire to grab the attention of regional fire crews.
In Idaho, authorities are slowly allowing evacuees to return to homes that days ago were deemed at risk from a big and erratic wildfire burning near the affluent resort towns of Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley.
In California, a wildfire has forced hundreds of Butte County residents from homes some 60 miles north of Sacramento.