Half A Million Forced To Flee As Wildfires Rage across Oregon

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Half a million people have been forced to evacuate in the US state of Oregon as deadly wildfires, not seen in decades, rage across the Pacific northwest.

At least 15 people have been killed and entire neighborhoods leveled as the uncontolled blazes spread through America’s West.

Wildfires are also wreaking havoc in several states including California, Washington and Colorado.

Press TV reports: State officials said on Thursday that 500,000 people were evacuated as dozens of blazes are sweeping Oregon, with some of them suspected to have deliberately been set.

The number of those evacuated amounts to over 10% of the state’s 4.2 million population.

The blazes have burnt more than 900,000 acres in the last few days, according to Governor Kate Brown.

“We have never seen this amount of uncontained fire across the state,” she said. “This will not be a one-time event. Unfortunately, it is the bellwether of the future. We’re feeling the acute impacts of climate change,” she added.

Brown said there are known fatalities as a result of the fires, but the exact number of lives lost remains unknown. A 12-year-old boy and his grandmother are confirmed to be among the Oregon victims.

Over 17,000 firefighters are currently struggling to contain the blaze.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management said wildfire activity was made even more dangerous in northwestern Oregon as hot, windy conditions continued.

Three law enforcement agencies in Oregon, including the Ashland Police Department and the State Police, have opened an investigation into the suspicious origins of the wildfire that began in the town of Ashland and destroyed hundreds of homes.

“We have good reason to believe that there was a human element to it,” said Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara.

More than 100 wildfires are currently scorching 12 western US states, including Oregon, California and Washington.

California

In California, smoke from wildfires turned skies orange on Thursday. A least 10 deaths have been confirmed in the state so far.

Authorities in Butte County north of Sacramento have found 10 bodies in the last two days. They said there are fears the toll will rise as 16 people remain unaccounted for.

Some 64,000 people were under evacuation orders, while at least 14,000 firefighters were battling 29 major fires across the state.

California has been battling a barrage of fires since August. 

Washington 

In Washington, fires have burned nearly 2,426 kilometres, according to governor Jay Inslee, who described the blaze as one of “the most catastrophic fires we’ve had in the history of the state.”

“We’ve had this trauma all over Washington,” he said. “California, Oregon, Washington, we are all in the same soup of cataclysmic fire.”

In the farm town of Malden in the east of the state, where a fire destroyed most of the homes, police ran through the streets shouting at residents to flee for their lives. More than 80% of homes in Malden have been destroyed.

A one-year-old boy died and his parents were in a critical condition as they were overrun by fires, while trying to flee, according to officials in the northern county of Okanogan.

13 Comments

  1. With all the hot-spots and the rapidity with which this fire is spreading, I think it’s reasonable to suspect arson!

    • …by use of DEWs (Directed Energy Weapons). If you want visual proof, go to YouTube. Search “Dutchsinse” and scroll down to “9/7 60 x15 mile wide fire etc. He’s got the time stamp that shows the area blow up. I’d post the link but the moderator won’t allow it. I’m in Western WA and it smells like a campout.

        • I usually go out to the coast a couple times a week to get away from the wifi, but the smoke from CA and OR is moseying up our way. Supposed to rain in OR tomorrow.

      • You could have said lasers, but I guess that doesn’t sounds as mysterious as DEW.

        Ordinary matches start fires too, so it doesn’t take high tech to start a wildfire.

        If you are conspiracy theorist, you could speculate that multiple BLM-Antifa scumbags started distributed fires at the same time using matches.

        Of course nobody would believe this theory without hard evidence, which is the same pickle you are in here.

  2. All intentionally caused by deliberate government policies .All of them globally People are just ignorant and naive and haven’t a clue about conservation and forest management policies and practice s and ” they ” know it So handy for them .Its how they like to keep the people Ignorant really but thinking they know it all cause they listen to the ” news “and they went to school and college too . They trusted their little intellectual guides like good boys and girls do So respectable ,so conservative a d yet so radical So ckever . .

  3. “In Washington, fires have burned nearly 2,426 kilometres, according to governor Jay Inslee”

    WTF?

    Area is measured in square kilometers, not linear kilometres.

    The Democrat garbage that run California, Oregon, and Washington states are too corrupt and too demented to suppress pussified Democrat street criminals that start fires in their cities, let alone control a wildfire.

    Human garbage in those peculiar states elect garbage Democrats to positions of power and they deserve the chaos they are suffering.

    Honest people understand that clearing brush is NECESSARY to prevent wildfires.

    There is no such thing as a honest Democrat or Neocon.

    • I’m part of that garbage that you so casually malign. I don’t vote as I know that politics is just organized crime. The cities, especially Seattle, are Marxist and satanic leaning. But once you get out in the country, it’s more conservative. Jay Inslee blames this on “global warming”. He’s a shank.

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