Oregon governor declares emergency as wildfire threatens homes

Reuters: Oregon’s governor invoked the state’s so-called Emergency Conflagration Act on Monday, mobilizing additional resources as a fast-growing wildfire threatened 275 homes in a rural area of the state. Since the Dry Gulch Fire erupted in eastern Oregon on Saturday, it has charred more than 20,000 acres in dry, windy conditions, prompting officials to evacuate more than 100 homes on Monday. Authorities told residents of about 275 homes outside the community of Richland to stand by for possible evacuation......

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