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10 people are dead and 22 missing in the Oregon wildfires. Now officials have set up a mobile morgue

September 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

TALENT, OR - SEPTEMBER 13: Only the rubble of burnt homes remain as surviving homes are covered in pink fire retardant in a neighborhood largely destroyed by wildfire on September 13, 2020 in Talent, Oregon. Hundreds of homes in Talent and nearby towns have been lost due to wildfire. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

In some areas, the opaque smoke and soaring flames have made it too dangerous or impossible to try to find those missing.

Lyons, Oregon (CNN)As thick black smoke smothers towns in rural Oregon, Scott Fogarty holds on to photos and hope.

But he knows what happened to Atiyeh's property.

"His home was completely lost, and his shop," Fogarty said, clutching two photos of his friend.

Atiyeh is among at least 22 people missing in the Oregon wildfires, which have already killed 10 people in the state.

A mobile medical examiner facility has been set up in Linn County due to wildfires in the area, Oregon State Police spokesman Timothy Fox said.

He said this is the first time a mobile morgue of that kind has been needed.

They've torched more than 4. 7 million acres -- more than six times the area of Rhode Island.

Officials in Oregon, California and Washington state have demanded more federal action against climate change as the states grapple with soaring temperatures and lengthy droughts.

Typically, fires consume about 500,000 acres a year in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown said.

But in just one week, "we burned over a million acres of beautiful Oregon. "

"We saw the perfect firestorm.

We saw incredible winds.

We saw . . .

hot temperatures and, of course, we have a landscape that has seen 30 years of drought," Brown said.

Caught in the middle of the forest is the town of Vida, where Nailah Garner had to flee her dream home last week, CNN affiliate KOMO reported.

We didn't pack," she said, wearing donated clothes.

Eventually, a friend told Garner her dream home was destroyed.

"It's all gone," she said.

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