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Dozens of people remain unaccounted for as deadly wildfires scorch Western states by Amir Vera

‘Everything Is A Total Loss’: Entire Towns Devastated By Oregon Wildfires | NBC News NOW

NBC News’ Jacob Ward details the destruction left behind by dozens of wildfires across Oregon as the West Coast continues to undergo massive fires spread throughout the region.

(CNN) Dozens of wildfires tearing through communities across the West have left at least 33 people dead, and authorities fear dozens more are missing and unaccounted for.Of the people killed since some of the fires broke out in mid-August, 22 have been in California, many of them in the past few days. Ten people have been killed in Oregon and one child was killed in Washington state.Across the West, 97 large fires were burning Saturday, including 12 in Idaho and nine in Montana, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.Smoke from the massive blazes is making the air quality unhealthy, federal air quality monitors warned. That can irritate the lungs and cause inflammation, which can affect the immune system, making people more at risk of lung infections such as coronavirus. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/13/us/us-west-fires-sunday/index.html

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