Video from downtown Staten at 12:22 p.m. PT with a heavy smell of smoke and red skies on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
Evacuees have been set up at local hotels in Redmond, Oregon. Santiam State Forest is one of six state forests managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Nearly half of the Santiam Forest burned in 1951.
A wildfire, known as the Sumner Grade Fire, is also spreading in Washington state near Bonney Lake.
Santiam Canyon fire on September 9, 2020.
People forced to leave their homes as fire advances through Santiam Canyon on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Several buildings and homes were destroyed in wildfires that swept through Marion County, Clackamas County and Mill City, Oregon, on Tuesday after residents were told to evacuate the region.
A Level 3 “Go Now” evacuation order remains in effect for a large swath of Bonney Lake as exhausted crews try to hold the lines to prevent any more losses caused by the Sumner Grade Fire. The fire has already tripled in size from an earlier report on Tuesday and has now scorched 150 acres.
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