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Outdoors Firefighters prepare for windy weather near John Day Firefighters prepare for windy weather near John Day
The Grant County Sheriff's Department ordered people living in the Upper Pine Creek and Upper Dog Creek areas to evacuate because of the wildfire that has already destroyed dozens of homes near John Day.
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There is a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms north of the fire area. The relative humidity is expected to be around 25%. The potential for fire spotting remains high in the lodgepole pine areas and firefighters are poised to respond to either spot fires outside of containment lines or new fire starts caused by lightning strikes.