A fire near Carus, Oregon, caused an explosion next to Highway 213 on September 8, as officials expanded evacuation warnings for all of Clackamas County.
With four major fires burning in the county, according to KATU 2, authorities applied various levels of evacuation warning, with most of the southern half of the county told leave immediately.
Local media said fires had “forced evacuations, burned through at least two towns and sent thick smoke across the western part of the state.”
Oregon Gov Kate Brown has issued a number of emergency conflagration orders, saying “people’s homes, lives and land are at risk" amid an unprecedented fire event. Credit: Clackamas Sheriff via Storyful