BROOKINGS, Ore. — The Latest on wildfires in Oregon (all times local):
Gov. Kate Brown is visiting a town in southwest Oregon affected by a large wildfire.
Brown’s office said Friday that she would meet with firefighting crews at the high school in the 6,500-person town of Brookings.
More than 1,200 firefighters have been battling a 159-square-mile (412 square kilometer) blaze in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Residents of Brookings are under an evacuation warning in case hot, windy weather over the weekend pushes flames closer to town.
There is no containment of the fire, although crews have made progress digging out fire lines to stop its spread.
The fire started July 12 from a lightning strike and expanded rapidly last week amid hot and windy conditions similar to the ones expected Friday and Saturday.