Oregon Wildfires Force 500,000 People to Flee Homes, Businesses

Oregon Wildfires Force 500,000 People to Flee Homes, Businesses


Hundreds of thousands of acres of wildfires are burning across the state of Oregon, forcing some 500,000 to evacuate, according to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

ABC reported on the multiple fires scorching forests in the Beaver State:

As of Friday morning, there are 38 active fires burning more than 805,000 acres. The largest is the Beachie Creek Fire, which is more than 185,000 acres and is 0 percent contained. This deadly blaze has resulted in at least two deaths.

The Holiday Farm Fire has burned more than 144,000 acres and is also 0% contained. The Lionshead Fire, which is more than 125,000 acres and has resulted in at least four injuries, is 5 percent contained. The Riverside Fire is 120,000 acres and is 0% contained, while the Archie Creek Fires is burning more than 107,000 acres and is 1% contained, according to OEM.

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