The fire near Sisters continued to burn out of control although fire crews reported some success creating fireline.
The flames worked hard over the weekend, too. As of late last week, less than 500 acres had burned. By Tuesday, the fire had raced over 4,600 acres.
Fire managers are working under a deadline: The fire is zero percent contained, and winds forecast for later this week could whip up the flames.
Beginning Wednesday, fire activity will increase and growth is predicted to be driven by winds out of the east. Warm temperatures and low humidity will continue throughout the week.
A public meeting will be held at Sisters Elementary on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Fire management officials and cooperating agencies will be on hand to provide an update on the fire’s activity and answer questions.