SISTERS, OR -- No new local fires were reported Thursday, and air quality was much improved by evening; however, fires burning across the region are expected to send more smoke into Central Oregon, this weekend.
Locally, the McKay Fire (pictured), east of Highway 97 in southern Deschutes County, remains just over 1,200 acres in size, and is 50% contained.
The Nash Fire, in the Three Sisters Wilderness, is about 2,250 acres. Level two evacuation warnings remain in place for Elk Lake Resort and surrounding areas, as well as Level one alerts for Lava Lake Resort and campgrounds.
And, the Milli Fire, near Sisters is 44% contained at 22,718 acres.
Meteorologists expect the relative humidity to drop Friday, and Saturday will be extremely warm and dry, increasing the fire danger for the holiday weekend.