The sky in Salem, Oregon appeared bright red Wednesday as wildfires continued to spread across the state, according to photos.
Around 35 fires have burned over 300,000 acres in the state so far, resulting in the loss of hundreds of homes and miles of wilderness, The New York Times reported.
This photo is from Salem today.
It was taken at noon.
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“We expect to see a great deal of loss, both in structures and human lives,” Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown said in a news conference Wednesday. “This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire in our state’s history.”
Red sky in Salem, Oregon due to the many fires along the coast. pic.twitter.com/7vAsr79L7D
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In Medford, the town’s 80,000 residents were ordered to evacuate as the Almeda fire encroached over flaming hills and through clouds of smoke, the Times reported. (RELATED: Statewide Emergency Issued In Oregon As Wildfires Ravage The State)