Smoke from wildfires in Oregon covers skies in Salem (PHOTOS)

Sep 8 2020, 3:58 pm

With multiple emergency declarations issued Tuesday, Oregon Forestry and Fire & Rescue departments have been hard at work trying to contain growing fires around the state and evacuate citizens.

Currently, more than half a dozen counties are in warnings, and many areas surrounding Salem, Oregon, have reached Level 3 warnings, which is a “leave now” order. Detroit, Lyons, Mehama, Mill City, Gates, Idahoans, North Fork, Brietenbush are all on Level 3 GO orders.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued another warning in a live press conference today, stating that the next 24 hours will be crucial, as the state will continue experiencing an extreme wind condition, which greatly aids a fire’s spread.

Air quality warnings have been issued in Portland and beyond, and with many raging fires just a short distance away from Salem, Oregon, the skies have lit up orange with smoke and reflection.

 

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