At least 17 people have reportedly died in the wildfires ripping through the West Coast as the blazes continue burning out of control.
The death toll, reported by ABC News, could rise as the constellation of wildfires burning Northern California, Oregon and Washington remain uncontained.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown warned that the destruction will likely worsen as 500,000 Oregonians — more than 10 percent of the state’s population — have been forced to evacuate.
“We have never seen this…