– Oregon has never had this much uncontained wildfire burning at once.
– In just the past week, about 900,000 acres have burned which is equal to double the typical yearly area burned.
– As of Thursday afternoon, about 500,000 Oregonians have been forced to evacuate their homes.
– At least 3 people have died.
– There are 37 active fires in Oregon as of Thursday night.
– 638 homes have been destroyed.
– 823 other buildings have been damaged beyond repair.
– Currently there are 3,000 firefighters battling Oregon’s wildfires.
– Officials estimate it will take 6,000 firefighters to bring the fires under control.
– This year In Oregon’s forests there have been 637 human caused fires and 150 lightning caused fires. (Source: Oregon Department of Forestry)