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With infernos across Oregon, Gov. Brown to hold press conference – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-07-20 10:00:00 –

Bootleg Fire is one of the largest in Oregon’s history.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signs Law HB 268, and June 19, 2021 is Oregon’s official vacation (Governor’s Office)

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — Governor Kate Brown will hold a press conference with other state officials late Tuesday morning as multiple infernos are torn in the wilderness throughout Oregon.

The press conference, scheduled to begin at 11:30 am, is up-to-date on how state inter-ministerial responses to wildfires are progressing.

Officials from the Oregon Forest Department, Oregon Fire Department, Oregon Military Department, Oregon Emergency Management Agency, and Oregon Health Department will attend a press conference in Brown.

FEMA Chief Deanne Criswell Will Visit Oregon On Thursday, we’ll review wildfire plans and responses in the state. This visit is part of a wide range of tours of the wildfire-affected areas of Washington, Idaho, and California this week.

on Monday, Bootleg Fire hit over 343,000 acresHas become one of Oregon’s largest wildfires in modern state history. It is estimated to be 25% containment and spans Klamath to Lake County.Inferno is so big that the smoke and heat from the flames create it. “Cloud of fire” It can reach up to 6 miles in the sky and can be seen from more than 100 miles away, creating a dangerous situation that results in the crew being pulled off the front line.

Meanwhile, Jackfire, the second largest wildfire in the state, currently has 50% containment, and Elbow Creekfire, the third largest, has more than 16,000 acres and about 10% containment.

Wildfires have struck the western United States and resources are beginning to expand. According to the Northwest Inter-Ministry CenterCoordinate fire fighting for large uncontained fires in this area. In a historic drought situation, The number of wildfires in July this year will be 15 times that of last year., A Northwest Inter-Ministry Center official told KOIN6 News last week.

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