Oregon Governor Declares State of Emergency Amid “Unprecedented” Fire Event

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency as multiple fires rage throughout the state in what is being called an “unprecedented” event.

Brown tweeted “Listen up: We’re in an unprecedented fire event. Several significant, growing fires across the state continue to spread due to hot, dry weather & high winds. Oregonians’ lives are at risk. Follow evacuation orders, try to reduce your smoke exposure – and take care of each other.”

She later added “Wind continues to fuel the wildfires, with devastating consequences across Oregon. People’s homes, lives & land are at risk. If you are in an evacuation area, please pay close attention & listen to local calls to evacuate — this can save your life & the lives of our firefighters.”

“In addition to the emergency conflagration declarations I issued earlier today for the Beachie Creek, Lionshead, & Holiday Farm fires, I just issued another for the Alameda Fire in Jackson County, where homes & structures were under level 3 mandatory evacuation orders.”



“There are currently 20 large #wildfires burning 476,027 acres in Oregon & Washington. Extreme fire weather continues across the region. We all need to do everything we can to minimize every single spark because, w/these conditions, a spark could easily result in a wildfire.”

“OREGON: a family flees near Detroit Lake. A seriously frightening & fiery experience while also showcasing the bravery of fire departments”

Insane skies right now in Stayton, Oregon. Crazy these images aren’t from the early morning or late at night… this is the view at 11 am.”

“DEVELOPING: The Beachie Creek Fire burning east of Salem, Oregon has grown to an estimated 80,000+ acres. The town of Mill City is believed to have almost entirely burned to the ground.”

“Yikes. The color of the sky from the fires in Oregon is apocalyptically 2020.”

#BeachieCreekFire wrecking havoc near Salem, #Oregon—fire has explosively grown to 80,000+ acres. Entire town, Mill City, burned to the ground.”