Oregon braces for “mass fatality incident” as fires near Portland

More than half a million people — 12% of the state’s population — have fled from their homes in Oregon and mass evacuations are underway across the region. Oregon’s governor said Thursday that dozens may be missing in her state. 

The monstrous fires are moving so quickly that they’re overwhelming fire crews. The fires are also creating choking smoke from Los Angeles to Seattle. Portland and San Francisco now have the worst air quality in the world — and officials are urging people to stay indoors. 

MSN Oregon braces for “mass fatality incident” as fires near Portland