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Millions of acres are burning in Oregon, California and Washington and weather conditions are no help

September 9, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

More than 85 fires are burning across the West Coast in an unprecedented event that's already scorched millions of acres.

"We have fires burning in the north part of the state all the way down to the Mexican border, about 800 miles between the furthest distant fires, so we're stretched across the landscape," Cal Fire Chief Thom Porter told CNN.

In Washington state, more acres were burned Monday than have been burned in the past 12 fire seasons, Gov. Jay Inslee said, and continuing dry conditions are fueling the blazes.

The dozens of fires burning across California have charred a record-breaking 2. 2 million acres across the state, and the fire season has another four months left, Cal Fire said Tuesday.

At least 30,000 people have been evacuated, Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Lieutenant Brandon Pursell said late Tuesday.

At least seven large fires burned Tuesday across the state, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

In neighboring Marion County -- home to the state's capital city -- another state of emergency was declared Tuesday, with residents across the region forced out of their homes by fires.

Fires have already burned through more than 330,000 acres in the state, according to the governor.

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