Let me add some perspective. I live in Oregon, and your statement is mostly not true. While the one in Southern Oregon appears to have been arson & someone was arrested, the others are not. Most fires in Oregon are started by lightning, as is the case with most of those now burning. Also, the fires did not start along major highways. The majority started away from highways and reached minor highways and country roads as they spread. The fires, did, however, spread very rapidly, putting some smaller towns in danger. Unfortunately some of these small towns were pretty much completely burned to the ground. About 40,000 people have been completely evacuated, with as many as 500,000 people living in what are now evacuation zones, mainly Level 1 and 2) (Level 1 is Get Ready, Level 2 is Get Set, Level 3 is GO NOW). Smoke is covering nearly all of Oregon, with the worst levels west of the Cascade Mountains. Of major cities in the world, Portland Oregon had the worst air quality in the world for two days straight. People need to focus on safety and, hopefully soon, recovery. We don't need to focus on false rumors as to how most of the fires started.
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