Several wildfires sparked overnight in the Oregon coast range and Cascade foothills. The National Weather service has issued a rare January Red Flag Warning for the region.
Trina Hartley is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland. She says strong easterly winds encouraged the small blazes. A few are in the Cascades in southern Oregon But there were also several fires in the coast range.
Hartley: "On the coast in particular it's hard to get a fire started in July so to have these fire starts in January is extremely rare."