PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Wildfires continue to burn across Oregon and Washington.
And on Tuesday night Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber declared a state of emergency for Josephine and Douglas counties.
More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the more-than-20,000-acre "Douglas Complex" fire. Firefighters believe lightning sparked the fire near Glendale, Ore.
Around 400 homes are considered threatened, and more than 100 people are under evacuation orders.
In Washington state, the Colockum Tarps Fire near Wenatchee, Wash., has inspired another state of emergency. The Kittitas County commissioners have also declared an emergency due to the wildfire burning there.
The Colockum Tarps Fire has burned across more than 73-square-miles southeast of Wenatchee. The fire is large enough to cover the city of Tacoma, and is only 5% contained.
A 13-year-old runaway from Oregon City is considered endangered and may be with a 40-year-old man. The Twitter and Facebook hashtag #FindSamantha is being used to help get word out on this case.
A new indoor location for the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp is close to being finalized. "Our urging to Right 2 Dream is take this offer," Portland Mayor Charlie Hales told KOIN 6 News Wednesday.
At least one Oregon lawmaker wants every state legislator and senator to buy into the state's "Cover Oregon" plans. "Somehow Congress and politicians are kind of exempt," she said, as she readies plans for a "Cover Oregon" mandate.
The Clark County Sheriff's Office said aggressive panhandling is on the wane but is not gone. That's why an ordinance is being drafted that would ban panhandling at certain spots.