The wildfire that ravaged Oregon and surrounding states is now burning out of control, but that doesn’t mean the damage is over.
Here’s what you need next time you’re in Oregon.
A lot of residents in the Oregon’s Central Valley have reported feeling unwell, and some have reported having respiratory problems.
There’s a report of more than 100 people in a hospital, including several children, with more than 70 with breathing problems.
A large fire has been burning in the area for days, and it is now about 25 percent contained, Oregon National Guard spokesman Lt.
Col. Joe Womack told CNN on Monday.
A National Weather Service spokesperson said the fire is at 100 percent containment.
Firefighters from multiple agencies were battling the blaze on Monday, with the Oregon National Forest saying it was still receiving heavy equipment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The blaze has destroyed a swath of the Oregon coast, including a coastal town called Portland.
It has forced the evacuation of more that 50,000 people.
More than 40 firefighters were battling a blaze on the north side of the town of North Portland, which was under mandatory evacuation orders.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that there are now six people in critical condition and eight people in serious condition in hospitals in the fire-ravaged state.
More than a dozen firefighters are battling the fire in a town called Clackamas, which is under mandatory evacuations.
The fire has destroyed two homes in the city of Hood River, which has been placed under mandatory mandatory evacuation.