O Reagan’s wildfires push large-scale migration as migratory weather gives a glimmer of hope

Portland, Ore. (Reuters) – An unprecedented outbreak of deadly wildfires in Oregon on Friday, with every 100,000 people under evacuation warnings – stable firefighters took advantage of improved weather to advance the blaze. .

Thousands of homes have been destroyed in wind-swept hurricanes, large summer fires in the western United States have made Oregon the epicenter, massive New Jersey massacres and at least two dozen deaths. .

Although at least four people have been reported dead in reg Reagan this week, Governor Kate Brown has warned that the death toll could rise further and said Friday that dozens of people are reported missing in the three counties affected by the fire.

The head of emergency management, Office Andrew Phelps, said disaster teams searching for the burnt remains of half a dozen small towns dumped in the rubbish are facing possible mass incidents.

The Pacific Northwest as a whole has been the victim of a provocative onslaught that began around Labor Day, with smoke and ash darkening the skies, knocking out Northern California, Oregon and Washington with some of the world’s worst air-quality levels.

The most record-breaking fire storms in California and Reg Reagan, driven by strong winds, swept through the area throughout the day amid record-breaking heat. Scientists say global warming has also contributed to extremes in wet and dry asons, causing plants to thrive and then dry out, leaving wildfires with more, more volatile fuel.

‘Everything Happens’

“This is a real climate crisis. This is real and it is happening. This is a complete hurricane.

In southern Oregon, one of the most devastated areas, the Phoenix and Talent neighborhoods have a residential view subdivision and trailer park stretching for miles along Highway 99 south of Madford.

Atri1-year-old Beatriz Gomez Bolanos told her four children to close their eyes as they ran out of Bear Creek Mobile Home Park south of Madford, their car caught fire on both sides, and their house was rained down.

“Everything went well. We have to start all over again, but we are alive, “Gomez Bolanos told Reuters by phone.

Authorities on Thursday opened an inquest into the blaze.

The town’s fire department said Mollala, a community about 25 miles (40 km) south of Portland, was the ghost town in the 30’s after more than 9,000 residents were told to evacuate, the city’s fire department said.

Logging Town was on the front line of a large migration zone extending 3 miles (8.8 km) north of Portland. Sheriffs in the suburb of Clackmas County set up a PDT (0500 on Saturday GMT) curfew at 10 a.m. to prevent “possible increased criminal activity.”

Governor Brown said in a news conference that more than half a million residents are under one of three migration warning levels, advising them to pack up and stay awake, ready to flee with a moment’s notice or depart immediately. About 40,000 of them were ordered to evacuate.

In the northern neighborhood of Washington state in Washington state, a video of a Tacoma area fire broke out in a residential area, with houses burning and locals rushing to warn neighbors.

“All out, all out!” One person screamed as firefighters tried to contain the flames.


After four days of treacherous hot, windy weather, a glimmer of hope came in the form of calm winds blowing from the ocean, bringing cold and humid conditions, which helped firefighters move forward against the massive blaze blaze earlier in the week.

“The weather will be favorable for us,” said Dr. Doug Graf, chief of fire protection at the Oregon Department of Forestry. The weather break was also forecast to continue into next week, so the fire crew continued to “offend”. ”

The death toll from the western fire, which began in August, has risen to 24 after a fire in the mountains north of Sacramento, California, killed seven people. The death toll from the fire in California was 19 on Friday, with eight of the blazes starting in August and still burning this week. In addition to the four confirmed deaths in Reg Reagan, Washington is part of the state of Washington.

More than 68,000 people were under evacuation orders in California, where the largest fire in state history burned 740,000 acres (299,470 hectares) in the Mendocino National Forest, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Sacramento.

“We had four hours to pack our pets and some of the drugs and things like that,” said John Malone, a veteran of the Fresno-based migration center in California, when he was forced to release three of his 30 cats as they fled the giant creek. Fire.

Pa Paradise Reddit, a city that was blasted by California’s most horrific forest fire in 2018, has risen to 592 after reading the world’s worst air quality index, according to the Purple Air Monitoring site, as the state’s two largest blazes burned on both sides.

Reporting by Deborah Bloom in Portland, Ore; Additional reporting by Carlos Beria, Idris Latif, Andrew Hay, Steve Gorman, Mimi Dwyer, Sharon Bernstein and Dan Whitcomb; Written by Andrew Hay and Steve Gorman; Edited by Bill Tarant, Tom Brown, Cynthia Osterman and Daniel Vassis