Ten percent of Oregon residents ordered to evacuate as wildfires rip through state

Half a million Oregon residents were ordered to flee their homes as multiple wildfires burn throughout the state.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management announced on Thursday night that roughly 500,000 people, which is about one-tenth of the state’s population, had been ordered to evacuate the western part of the state. The number of people evacuated is expected to grow as firefighters struggle to contain the blaze. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, has been urging residents to follow…

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