SISTERS - Cool night temperatures helped firefighters gain the upper hand by Memorial Day on two wildfires burning northeast of Sisters.
The Wilt Road Fire, listed as Incident 164, was contained at 99 acres and the second fire, Incident 165, was contained at 81 acres. Both wildfires, burning in brush and grass, moved quickly over the weekend due to high winds.
The Wilt Road Fire, which threatened homes along Wilt Road yesterday, was being staffed by three hand crews, including the Winema Interagency Hotshots, seven engines, one dozer, water tenders and miscellaneous overhead. By May 27, the fire was contained by a dozer line.
The other fire was staffed by two hand crews, three engines and other personnel.
Firefighters expected to continue mopping up both wildfires throughout Monday.
The cause of both wildfires remains under investigation.
Although temperatures weren't expected to top 70 degrees early this week, vegetation in Eastern Oregon is dry and the potential for wildfires remains a concern.