Gov. Kate Brown issued a stark warning this week about casualties from historic wildfires that have scorched a million acres in Oregon. State police, she said, expect “dozens of missing persons” reports related to the fires, particularly in Jackson, Lane and Marion counties.
By late Friday, early signs of the disaster’s human toll started to come into view.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office late Friday reported two additional deaths from the Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires and 10 people who are unaccounted for. Agency officials said the victims have not yet been identified.
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