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Oregon Fire- Oregon Police and Sheriff's Officers Deny 'Antifa Ignited Rumors'; Over 500,000 Flee; Road Closure Details

Over 500,000 people in Oregon have been ordered to evacuate from wildfires ,over 10% of the population.Black small square Burned about 900,000 acres this week.Black small square have consumed at least 4 lives. The pain to leave one's own properties are intolerable. The fires in Oregon are causing ash to fall like snow in Portland. The pics of people's emotion to leave their home and all are heart breaking.

A number of Oregon police and sheriff's offices have denied rumors that antifa ignited the many fires burning across Oregon. 

The Molalla Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Medford Police Department all specifically denied the widespread rumor that left- or right-wing groups ignited the many blazes burning throughout Oregon. 

As of 10 September, there were 37 active fires in Oregon, with more than 672,000 acres burning across the state.At least nine people have been confirmed dead, including a 12-year-old boy.

There are also dozens of fires burning in northern California and Washington state.

The Alameda fire started late on Tuesday morning in Ashland, a city of around 21,000 residents in southern Oregon, near the border with California.

Two bodies have been found and around 600 homes have been destroyed, although more victims are expected to be found as search teams continue to sort through wreckage.

One fire approached Molalla, triggering a mandatory evacuation order for the community of about 9,000 people located 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Portland. A police car rolled through the streets with a loudspeaker blaring “evacuate now.”

Inmates were being moved from a women’s prison less than a mile from Interstate 5 in Portland’s southern suburbs “out of an abundance of caution,” the Oregon Department of Corrections said.

With two large fires threatening to merge, some firefighters in Clackamas County, which includes Molalla, were told to disengage temporarily because of the danger. Officials tried to reassure residents who abandoned their homes, and law enforcement said patrols would be stepped up to prevent looting.

The local fire department said on Twitter: “To be clear, your firefighters are still working hard on the wildfires in Clackamas County. They are taking a ‘tactical pause’ to allow firefighters to reposition, get accountability & evaluate extreme fire conditions.”

Black small square Destroyed 5 small townsOfficials have set up 19 temporary shelters across the state for people fleeing the fires. Local news station KOIN have published a list of the centres.

Evacuation shelters have been asked to adopt "policies to prevent the spread of Covid-19", adding that authorities should try to set up dormitories of fewer than 50 people. "Large congregate shelters should be a last resort," a release said.

Highway closures

OR-226: Closed three miles west of Lyons at milepost 22. Use alternate routes.

US-101: Closed in Lincoln City, mileposts 113 to 104. All lanes northbound and southbound are closed to all traffic, except emergency vehicles. There is no power or services to the city.

OR-138: Closed at the intersection with West Diamond Lake Highway, at mileposts 83 to 101. All lanes eastbound and westbound are closed.

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