Hundreds of Oregon homes destroyed by US wildfires

Los Angeles (AFP) – Hundreds of homes have been lost to massive and unprecedented Oregon wildfires with a potentially historic number of fatalities feared in the northwestern US state, governor Kate Brown said Wednesday.More than 300,000 acres are burning across Oregon including 35 major wildfires, with at least five towns “substantially destroyed” and mass evacuations taking place.”This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfire in our state’s history,” Brown told a press conference. Along with neighboring California and Washington states, Oregon has been scramblin…

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