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Oregon Wildfires: In Pictures

Deadly wildfires in northwest Oregon have forced residents to flee their homes.

At least 10 people have died, while dozens of people are still missing in Oregon, with one emergency official saying the state should be preparing for a “mass fatality incident”.

Firefighters are battling 16 large blazes, 40,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Oregon’s Fire Marshal Jim Walker resigned on Saturday, shortly after he had been placed on leave amid a personnel investigation.




The smoke pollution from the wildfires has left Oregon’s largest city, Portland, with the worst air quality in the world.

In Pictures:
Kyle St. Clair prepares to evacuate from his home Wednesday in Molalla, Image: Oregon Public Broadcasting
NASA satellite image shows wildfires in Oregon, Image: Reuters
Local residents look at smoke and fire over a hill during wildfires near the town of Medford, Oregon. Image: Reuters
A cat sits in the street in a neighbourhood affected by wildfires in Phoenix, Oregon. Image: Reuters.
Oregon firefighters put out embers in Mill City, Oregon, as they battle the Santiam fire, Image: AFP