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Satellite images show Beachie Creek Fire's devastation

The wildfire has killed at least five people, destroyed thousands of structures and burned more than 193,000 acres.

MARION COUNTY, Ore. — The Beachie Creek Fire in Marion County has grown from a 10-acre fire into one of the most devastating wildfires in Oregon history.

The wildfire has killed at least five people, destroyed thousands of structures and burned more than 193,000 acres. As of Wednesday, the fire is 62% contained.

KGW analyzed satellite images, photos, video, incident reports, weather forecasts and first responder radio traffic to reconstruct how the Beachie Creek Fire erupted.

Below are satellite images of communities devastated by the Beachie Creek Fire. Use the slider tool to view images taken before and after the fire.

View each slider in full screen:

Mill City

Gates overview

Gates - closer view

Santiam River

Detroit overview

Detroit - closer view


 

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