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  • GLENDALE — Favorable weather helped firefighters make progress against some of Oregon's wildfires in the past few days, but officials say hotter temperatures and increased danger loom.
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  • GLENDALE — Favorable weather helped firefighters make progress against some of Oregon's wildfires in the past few days, but officials say hotter temperatures and increased danger loom.
    About 2,400 personnel on Sunday continued fighting the Douglas Complex of fires north of Glendale, the state's largest at nearly 35,000 acres. Officials said about 30 homes remained threatened, and the fires were 15 percent contained.
    Another group of fires in Douglas County, the Whiskey Complex, was burning close to 5,000 acres east of Tiller. It was 20 percent contained, but Incident Cmdr. Ross Williams said he was worried fire activity could peak today.
    The Big Windy Complex was scorching 7,500 acres in steep, forested terrain in Josephine and Curry counties as more than 1,000 people tried to fight it while avoiding bee stings and ankle sprains.
    The Labrador fire was burning in inaccessible country 30 miles southwest of Grants Pass, and the Brimstone fire 10 miles northwest of Merlin had burned 2,300 acres and caused some road closures.
    A giant rummage sale, also known as Shady Cove's annual Tie Days, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, at 21584 Highway 62.
    Vendors will sell antiques, collectibles, handcrafted pieces and garage/attic contents. Hellgate Cellars from Grants Pass will provide wine and beer, while Scooters BBQ will sell food and soft drinks.
    From staff and wire reports
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