|Update: Oregon National Guard mobilizes in response to fires
The Oregon National Guard has now changed from alert status to mobilized in response to the fires in Central and Southern Oregon.
One CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Pendleton and one Firehawk helicopter from Salem have been dispatched to John Day, Oregon to assist in firefighting efforts. Other aircraft remain on standby in Pendleton and Salem.
The press conference scheduled for 11:30 am at the Salem Flight Facility will continue as planned.
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