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Firefighters ready for gusty winds at Oregon wildfire; north entrance to Crater Lake park open

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GRANTS PASS, Oregon — Structural fire crews have returned to protect homes on a wildfire in eastern Oregon as National Guard and other fire crews worked to reinforce lines against winds forecast to be gusting up to 40 mph.

The Canyon Creek fire complex covered 135 square miles Friday. It is located south of John Day mostly on the Malheur National Forest.

Spokeswoman Stefanie Gatchell says the cold front bringing rain to western Oregon this weekend will bring thunderstorms and gusty winds to the fire, so crews are working to reinforce their lines.

Smoke made air quality very unhealthy in John Day, but was moderate to good across most of the state.

Meanwhile, the north entrance to Crater Lake National Park reopened Friday after being closed due to a nearby wildfire.

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