A historic easterly windstorm sends wildfires out of control

Easterly winds Labor Day night pushed small wildfires down the river valleys, threatening homes, businesses, and lives.

Posted: Nov 24, 2020 8:46 PM
Updated: May 3, 2021 12:46 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- On Labor Day night, many small fires sparked across Western Oregon.

The wildfires quickly grew from small burns to tens of thousands of acres in a matter of hours. Easterly winds gusting 55 to 65 mph and higher pushed the fires down the river valleys, threatening homes, businesses, and lives.

KEZI 9 News reported the latest information in the weeks that followed as firefighters worked to get the fires under control.

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Corvallis
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