Nine deaths have occurred in Oregon due to wildfires: report

Sep 22 2020, 8:44 pm

In just a few weeks, the wildfires across Oregon have devastated more than a million acres.

A report from the Oregon Office of Emergency Management says more than 2,200 residences have been destroyed, and more than 1,500 non-residential structures have burned.

OEM also confirmed that nine Oregonians have lost their lives due to the fire. Five people are reported missing, and more than 2,500 Oregonians are currently being sheltered, according to the Red Cross.

As of Tuesday morning, there are currently 10 living wildfires in the state of Oregon — down from more than 30 just a week ago — and now that the emergency management teams are able to focus on containment, we’ve got a snapshot of the impact that the wildfires have had.

An update from the Oregon Department of Forestry says the teams are containing the remaining 10 fires. Shared by Oregon Governor Kate Brown this afternoon, this graphic shows that the best situations in Oregon are the 242 Fire at 89% contained, while the worst state of the fires is Lionshead at just 13%.

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