Wildfires continued to rage across Oregon, leaving many parts of the state completely destroyed, as shown in footage taken near Gates on Friday. The smoke produced by the fires is emitting some of the world's worst air quality in several Oregon cities, repots say.
Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler declared an emergency and urged Portland parks and outdoor spaces to be closed, as heavy smoke from the approaching fire billows around the city.
Governor Kate Brown invoked emergency legislation in the State of Oregon last Tuesday, describing the current situation as «very dangerous.» The raging blaze has led to the evacuation and planned evacuation of thousands in the area.
Several wildfires started on early Labor Day Weekend and are currently raging across California, Oregon and parts of Washington.