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Salem, OR—Fire crews continue to focus on protection of life and property while support for evacuees and recovery efforts are underway. Evacuation orders continue to change as fire activity and containment levels fluctuate. The entire town of Paisley is under a Level 3 evacuation notice, with all of Jackson County under some level of evacuation notice. Air quality is expected to remain hazardous along the I-5 corridor at least through Thursday when wind off the coast is expected to improve conditions.

Human Impacts

Confirmed fatalities: 8
Source: Oregon State Medical Examiner

Missing persons: 16
Source: Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS)

Sheltered persons: 3,185
Congregate - 775
Non-congregate - 2,430

Daily Stats

Acres burned: Approximately 1 million
Source: Oregon Department of Forestry

Residences destroyed: 1,145
Source: Integrated Reporting of Wildland Fire Information (IRWIN)

Other structures destroyed: 579
Source: Integrated Reporting of Wildland Fire Information (IRWIN)

Need to Know
Since yesterday, the State Medical Examiner determined two previously reported fatalities were unrelated to the fires, reducting total fatalities from ten to eight. Both were identified as animal remains.

Starting today, operations related to mass fatalities management have been consolidated to a single mobile morgue. All subject matter expertise related to the examination of deceased individuals recovered from the wildfires will be located here. This group’s mission is timely identification of deceased individuals and reunification with family, as well as accurate reporting of mortality data.

Media Resources of the Day
- Active fire dashboard

- Oregon Wildfire News

- Wise Giving Guide / Guia Entrea Sabio
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Contact Information

Cory Grogan
Paula Negele



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