Photos: Fires rage into weekend, communities mourn lost lives


The latest scenes of devastation from the Oregon wildfires

A sign in front of a tent along the highway near Salem, Oregon reads “Lost Everything Due To House Fire,” on September 13, 2020. – “This is just stuff. We’re gonna move on from it,” says Margi Wyatt, holding back tears as she stares at her burned-out mobile home destroyed by one of the fires raging through the US state of Oregon.The 70-year-old fled 30 miles (50 kilometers) from her home to Estacada in Portland’s southeast as the huge and still-uncontained Riverside Fire raced through. The blaze devastated the mobile home site, located on a wooded hill next to a road. All the properties in Wyatt’s row were destroyed — but homes just ten yards (ten meters) away were left unscathed.It is one of scores of infernos ravaging that have burnt through a record 5 million acres (2 million hectares) and left at least 27 people dead. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — State officials said there are still 36 active wildfires burning throughout Oregon as of Sunday.

In just a span of a few days the fires have claimed the lives of several Oregonians, displaced thousands and created hazardous air quality.

Photos: Fires rage into weekend, communities mourn lost lives

Photos: Oregonians endure devastation left by fires

Ellie Owens, 8, from Grants Pass, Ore., looks at fire damage Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, as destructive wildfires devastate the region in Talent, Ore. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

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