The Canyon Creek Complex near John Day is still growing, but shelters are closing up and people are heading home after days away.
By Sunday morning, the blaze had grown to more than 69,000 acres. Fire officials say a lot of that was strategic – they’re burning land with controlled blazes to funnel the fire into an area that was burned three years ago.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says 39 homes have been destroyed in the fire so far.
Still, many evacuation alerts have been downgraded and people are returning to their homes after days away.