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USA: Oregon wildfires leave trail of devastation in town of Gates02:58

USA: Oregon wildfires leave trail of devastation in town of Gates

United States, Gates
September 16, 2020 at 13:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

The wildfires in Oregon left a trail of devastation in their wake in the small town of Gates, as seen on Tuesday.

The local primary school can be seen gutted by fire, while burnt out lorries and other fire damaged buildings can also be seen in the area.

To-date, over 800,000 acres have been ablaze in the state of Oregon, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate as smoke and ashes gave the sky an apocalyptic orange hue.

At least eight people are believed to have died in the fires, while dozens are missing as the crisis continues. Fires have also ravaged through the states of California and Washington this summer, causing record damage amid the ongoing global COVID-19 health crisis.

USA: Oregon wildfires leave trail of devastation in town of Gates02:58
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The wildfires in Oregon left a trail of devastation in their wake in the small town of Gates, as seen on Tuesday.

The local primary school can be seen gutted by fire, while burnt out lorries and other fire damaged buildings can also be seen in the area.

To-date, over 800,000 acres have been ablaze in the state of Oregon, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate as smoke and ashes gave the sky an apocalyptic orange hue.

At least eight people are believed to have died in the fires, while dozens are missing as the crisis continues. Fires have also ravaged through the states of California and Washington this summer, causing record damage amid the ongoing global COVID-19 health crisis.

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