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Photos from: Oregon rain forest no longer safe from wildfires

AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus

The frame is all that remained of a melted gas station sign in Blue River, Oregon. The unincorporated community along the McKenzie River east of Eugene was one of many places in western Oregon devastated during a 72-hour firestorm last fall. The state's unprecedented fall 2020 wildfire season burned 4,000 homes and more than 1 million acres in areas that are not normally associated with wildfire.

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