David Ryder / Getty ImagesDamaged mobile homes can be seen in this aerial view from a drone in Ashland, Oregon, on Sept. 11, 2020. (David Ryder / Getty Images)
By Jack Davis
Published September 12, 2020 at 10:44am
As antifa-fueled violence rages in Portland, Oregon, officials are trying to extinguish rumors that the wildfires in other parts of the state are also linked to groups on either end of the political spectrum.
Roughly half a million people have been evacuated or forced from their homes due to what officials said is a devastating series of wildfires.
“We know we’re dealing with fire-related deaths and we’re preparing for a mass fatality incident based on what we know and the number of structures lost,” said the director of the state’s Office of Emergency Management, Andrew Phelps.
“The long-term recovery is going