Oregon Wildfires Prompt Evacuation Advisories for About 500,000

Route Fifty: Wildfires have now forced Oregon authorities to call for about a half-million people—or nearly 12% of the state’s entire population—to either evacuate or to prepare to do so.

Gov. Kate Brown said on Friday that around 500,000 people are in areas subject to some level of evacuation advisory and that more than 40,000 people have actually had to leave their homes. About 4.2 million residents in total live in Oregon.

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