UPDATE: July 13, 6:15 a.m.
The Red Cross says those who have left their homes due to fire evacuations should head to Burns where they are helping with lodging and food.
Emergency officials ordered the evacuations because of the Miller Homestead Fire.
The lightning-sparked fire grew to over 93,000 acres Thursday and is not expected to be contained for several more days.
According to the Oregonian, about 15 Harney Lake homes were evacuated and about an equal number in nearby Frenchglen were on standby.
An earlier report said Frenchglen residents had been evacuated.
Fire officials are telling residents near Harney Lake to be ready to leave at a moment's notice. That's after the Miller Homestead Fire made a significant push to the north Thursday.
At the same time, crews managed to keep the fire from moving east into the community of Frenchglen. But there were a few close calls.
Malena Konek, who owns the general store in town, said that at 1 a.m.the flames came within a few hundred feet of her house.
She said the BLM saved her home. But Konek said that at the time all she could think of were her cows. She had about a hundred head in a pasture two miles away. Konek's cows did come home. Her neighbor's herd wasn't as lucky
"It's not a pleasant death," Konek said. "It's not something that you want to have to go back and find. And that's what happened to them the next day is they had to go back and find what had happened to those cows."
In the morning, Konek went to her store and started pulling merchandise off the shelves. Since then, she's put most of it back. The situation is still dangerous for everybody, she said, but she hopes the worst might be behind them.
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