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Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:58 PM Sep 2020

Death toll in fires raging in West rises to nearly 30, with dozens missing [View all]

Source: NBC News

Wildfires raging in the West have killed nearly 30 people with dozens of others missing and tens of thousands more in California, Oregon and Washington forced to flee their homes.

The death toll is likely to climb, with one Oregon official warning of a "mass fatality incident."

"There are going to be a number of fatalities, folks who just couldn't get warning in time and evacuate their homes and get to safety," state Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps told MSNBC late Friday.

Several additional deaths in the fires in Oregon on Friday brought the total in the state so far to eight.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/death-toll-in-fires-raging-in-west-rises-to-nearly-30-with-dozens-missing/ar-BB18Yjdv?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=DELLDHP

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