Photos: Fire ravages Oregon communities, smoke spreads

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Willamette Falls as seen Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2020 (courtesy Tony Gonzalez)

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — People all over Oregon are waking up Wednesday to widespread destruction and smoky skies from the numerous wildfires burning across the state.

Thousands of people have fled their homes and states of emergency have been declared in several counties, including Clackamas, Marion and Yamhill.

KOIN 6 News viewers have been sharing photos and videos of the aftermath of the fires.

Luke Adams lives near Molalla, on the edge of an evacuation zone.

Adams took drone video Wednesday morning showing the red skies and apocalyptic landscape. He’s seen wearing a gas mask toward the beginning of the video because he said his eyes started burning the second he stepped outside.

Clackamas County is currently dealing with four main wildfires, and large portions of the county are under Level 3 (Go now) evacuation orders.

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