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Oregon wildfires burn more than 838,000 acres, killed at least 10 people

As of Tuesday, 35 active wildfires had burned more than 838,000 acres throughout the state and there have been 10 confirmed deaths.

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Published: 8:57 AM PDT September 8, 2020
Updated: 8:47 AM PDT September 15, 2020

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Multiple wildfires are burning throughout the Portland metro and surrounding areas. Two huge fires, the Beachie Creek Fire in Marion County and the Riverside Fire in Clackamas County had burned more than 324,000 acres as of Tuesday morning, according to InciWeb.

Officials said the two fires remained about one mile apart as of Monday. A merger of the two fires is not imminent, officials said.

Last week, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said more than 40,000 Oregonians had evacuated their communities and an estimated 500,000 people statewide were under some level of evacuation orders because of wildfires.

As of Tuesday morning, 35 active wildfires had burned more than 838,000 acres throughout the state, according to the OEM Fires and Hotspots Dashboard.

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There had been 10 confirmed deaths due to fires burning in the state, as of Tuesday morning: four from the Beachie Creek Fire; four from the Almeda Drive Fire in Southern Oregon; one from the Holiday Farm Fire in Lane County; and one from the White River Fire in Wasco County, according to OEM. Last week, Gov. Brown said "dozens" of people were missing in the fires, specifically in Jackson, Lane and Marion counties.

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