Oregon wildfires prompt state of emergency


Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency; the Oregon National Guard will respond to wildfires burning across the state.

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Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency; the Oregon National Guard will respond to wildfires burning across the state.

In making the declaration, Kitzhaber determined that a threat to life, safety and property exists due to the fires, and that the threat exceeds the firefighting capabilities of local firefighting personnel and equipment.

Thirteen large fires are burning across the state.

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