Lyons, Oregon (CNN)The mammoth wildfires torching much of three states have already claimed 36 lives. Now, friends and families worry about 22 people missing as infernos in rural Oregon make it too dangerous to search for them.

In photos: Wildfires rage in the WestIn photos: Wildfires rage in the West Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestMill Creek Hotshots set a back burn to protect homes from the Bobcat Fire on Sunday, September 13 in Arcadia, California. Mill Creek Hotshots set a back burn to protect homes from the Bobcat Fire on Sunday, September 13 in Arcadia, California. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestMill Creek Hotshots set a back burn to protect homes from the Bobcat Fire on Sunday, September 13 in Arcadia, California. Hide Caption 1 of 83President Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a briefing about western wildfires at Sacramento McClellan Airport on Monday, September 14.President Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a briefing about western wildfires at Sacramento McClellan Airport on Monday, September 14. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPresident Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a briefing about western wildfires at Sacramento McClellan Airport on Monday, September 14.Hide Caption 2 of 83George Coble walks through his destroyed property in Mill City, Oregon, on Saturday, September 12.George Coble walks through his destroyed property in Mill City, Oregon, on Saturday, September 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestGeorge Coble walks through his destroyed property in Mill City, Oregon, on Saturday, September 12.Hide Caption 3 of 83The Bobcat Fire burns in Angeles National Forest, north of Monrovia, California, on Friday, September 11.The Bobcat Fire burns in Angeles National Forest, north of Monrovia, California, on Friday, September 11. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestThe Bobcat Fire burns in Angeles National Forest, north of Monrovia, California, on Friday, September 11.Hide Caption 4 of 83Crystal Sparks kisses her 4-year-old twins, Chance and Ryder Sutton, as they escape the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, on September 11.Crystal Sparks kisses her 4-year-old twins, Chance and Ryder Sutton, as they escape the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, on September 11. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestCrystal Sparks kisses her 4-year-old twins, Chance and Ryder Sutton, as they escape the Obenchain Fire in Butte Falls, Oregon, on September 11.Hide Caption 5 of 83North Valley Disaster Group member Kari Zeitler and Butte County Animal Control officer Linda Newman bridle up two donkeys wandering along a roadside in Berry Creek, California, on September 11. The donkeys were displaced by the Bear Fire.North Valley Disaster Group member Kari Zeitler and Butte County Animal Control officer Linda Newman bridle up two donkeys wandering along a roadside in Berry Creek, California, on September 11. The donkeys were displaced by the Bear Fire. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestNorth Valley Disaster Group member Kari Zeitler and Butte County Animal Control officer Linda Newman bridle up two donkeys wandering along a roadside in Berry Creek, California, on September 11. The donkeys were displaced by the Bear Fire.Hide Caption 6 of 83A firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn to help control the Dolan Fire in Big Sur, California, on September 11. A firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn to help control the Dolan Fire in Big Sur, California, on September 11. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn to help control the Dolan Fire in Big Sur, California, on September 11. Hide Caption 7 of 83Dora Negrete is consoled by her son Hector Rocha after seeing their destroyed mobile home in Talent, Oregon, on Thursday, September 10.Dora Negrete is consoled by her son Hector Rocha after seeing their destroyed mobile home in Talent, Oregon, on Thursday, September 10. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestDora Negrete is consoled by her son Hector Rocha after seeing their destroyed mobile home in Talent, Oregon, on Thursday, September 10.Hide Caption 8 of 83This aerial photo shows a destroyed mobile-home park in Phoenix, Oregon, on September 10.This aerial photo shows a destroyed mobile-home park in Phoenix, Oregon, on September 10. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestThis aerial photo shows a destroyed mobile-home park in Phoenix, Oregon, on September 10.Hide Caption 9 of 83A street is shrouded by smoke from wildfires in West Linn, Oregon, on September 10.A street is shrouded by smoke from wildfires in West Linn, Oregon, on September 10. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA street is shrouded by smoke from wildfires in West Linn, Oregon, on September 10.Hide Caption 10 of 83A tanker jet drops fire retardant to slow the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California, on September 10.A tanker jet drops fire retardant to slow the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California, on September 10. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA tanker jet drops fire retardant to slow the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, California, on September 10.Hide Caption 11 of 83Looking up San Francisco's Columbus Avenue, the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered with smoke from nearby wildfires on Wednesday, September 9. This photo was taken in the late morning.Looking up San Francisco's Columbus Avenue, the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered with smoke from nearby wildfires on Wednesday, September 9. This photo was taken in the late morning. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestLooking up San Francisco’s Columbus Avenue, the Transamerica Pyramid and Salesforce Tower are covered with smoke from nearby wildfires on Wednesday, September 9. This photo was taken in the late morning.Hide Caption 12 of 83Visitors of San Francisco's Dolores Park are seen under an orange sky <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/09/weather/california-orange-skies-wildfires-photos-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">darkened by smoke</a> on September 9.Visitors of San Francisco's Dolores Park are seen under an orange sky <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/09/weather/california-orange-skies-wildfires-photos-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">darkened by smoke</a> on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestVisitors of San Francisco’s Dolores Park are seen under an orange sky darkened by smoke on September 9.Hide Caption 13 of 83Wildfire smoke hangs over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 9. Wildfire smoke hangs over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestWildfire smoke hangs over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 9. Hide Caption 14 of 83Bejhan Razi, a senior building inspector in Mill Valley, California, checks out repairs on a lamp-post clock as the sky is illuminated by nearby wildfires.Bejhan Razi, a senior building inspector in Mill Valley, California, checks out repairs on a lamp-post clock as the sky is illuminated by nearby wildfires. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestBejhan Razi, a senior building inspector in Mill Valley, California, checks out repairs on a lamp-post clock as the sky is illuminated by nearby wildfires.Hide Caption 15 of 83People stand in Alamo Square Park as smoke hangs over San Francisco on September 9. People stand in Alamo Square Park as smoke hangs over San Francisco on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeople stand in Alamo Square Park as smoke hangs over San Francisco on September 9. Hide Caption 16 of 83People stop to take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge as it is affected from smoke by nearby wildfires on September 9.People stop to take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge as it is affected from smoke by nearby wildfires on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeople stop to take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge as it is affected from smoke by nearby wildfires on September 9.Hide Caption 17 of 83Firefighters cut defensive lines and light backfires to protect structures in Butte County, California, on September 9.Firefighters cut defensive lines and light backfires to protect structures in Butte County, California, on September 9. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighters cut defensive lines and light backfires to protect structures in Butte County, California, on September 9.Hide Caption 18 of 83Flames shoot from a home in Butte County.Flames shoot from a home in Butte County. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames shoot from a home in Butte County.Hide Caption 19 of 83A Pacific Gas and Electric worker looks up at the advancing Creek Fire near Alder Springs, California, on Tuesday, September 8.A Pacific Gas and Electric worker looks up at the advancing Creek Fire near Alder Springs, California, on Tuesday, September 8. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA Pacific Gas and Electric worker looks up at the advancing Creek Fire near Alder Springs, California, on Tuesday, September 8.Hide Caption 20 of 83Lisa Theis unloads the last of her 44 alpacas after she evacuated her ranch in North Fork, California.Lisa Theis unloads the last of her 44 alpacas after she evacuated her ranch in North Fork, California. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestLisa Theis unloads the last of her 44 alpacas after she evacuated her ranch in North Fork, California.Hide Caption 21 of 83Flames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California.Flames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire in Fresno County, California.Hide Caption 22 of 83A slide is melted at a school playground in Fresno County.A slide is melted at a school playground in Fresno County. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA slide is melted at a school playground in Fresno County.Hide Caption 23 of 83Rubble is seen on September 7 after a wildfire left the small town of Malden, Washington, in ruins. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/08/us/malden-washington-fire-town-destroyed/index.html" target="_blank">The fire destroyed about 80% of the homes and buildings in Malden,</a> which is about 35 miles south of Spokane.Rubble is seen on September 7 after a wildfire left the small town of Malden, Washington, in ruins. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/08/us/malden-washington-fire-town-destroyed/index.html" target="_blank">The fire destroyed about 80% of the homes and buildings in Malden,</a> which is about 35 miles south of Spokane. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestRubble is seen on September 7 after a wildfire left the small town of Malden, Washington, in ruins. The fire destroyed about 80% of the homes and buildings in Malden, which is about 35 miles south of Spokane.Hide Caption 24 of 83Firefighter Nick Grinstead battles the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California, on September 7.Firefighter Nick Grinstead battles the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California, on September 7. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighter Nick Grinstead battles the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California, on September 7.Hide Caption 25 of 83A firefighter in Jamul, California, battles the Valley Fire on September 6.A firefighter in Jamul, California, battles the Valley Fire on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter in Jamul, California, battles the Valley Fire on September 6.Hide Caption 26 of 83A fire encroaches Japatul Road in Jamul on September 6.A fire encroaches Japatul Road in Jamul on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA fire encroaches Japatul Road in Jamul on September 6.Hide Caption 27 of 83Little League baseball players warm up for a game near Dehesa, California, as the Valley Fire burns on September 6.Little League baseball players warm up for a game near Dehesa, California, as the Valley Fire burns on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestLittle League baseball players warm up for a game near Dehesa, California, as the Valley Fire burns on September 6.Hide Caption 28 of 83A firefighter watches the advancing Creek Fire in Shaver Lake.A firefighter watches the advancing Creek Fire in Shaver Lake. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter watches the advancing Creek Fire in Shaver Lake.Hide Caption 29 of 83A business owner in Shaver Lake walks next to kayaks he rents as smoke from the Creek Fire fills the sky on September 6.A business owner in Shaver Lake walks next to kayaks he rents as smoke from the Creek Fire fills the sky on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA business owner in Shaver Lake walks next to kayaks he rents as smoke from the Creek Fire fills the sky on September 6.Hide Caption 30 of 83Family members comfort each other as the El Dorado Fire moves closer to their home in Yucaipa, California, on September 6.Family members comfort each other as the El Dorado Fire moves closer to their home in Yucaipa, California, on September 6. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFamily members comfort each other as the El Dorado Fire moves closer to their home in Yucaipa, California, on September 6.Hide Caption 31 of 83A firefighter sets a controlled burn with a drip torch while fighting the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake.A firefighter sets a controlled burn with a drip torch while fighting the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter sets a controlled burn with a drip torch while fighting the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake.Hide Caption 32 of 83Dozens of evacuees are airlifted to safety on a California National Guard helicopter on September 5. The Creek Fire had left them stranded in a popular camping area in the Sierra National Forest.Dozens of evacuees are airlifted to safety on a California National Guard helicopter on September 5. The Creek Fire had left them stranded in a popular camping area in the Sierra National Forest. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestDozens of evacuees are airlifted to safety on a California National Guard helicopter on September 5. The Creek Fire had left them stranded in a popular camping area in the Sierra National Forest.Hide Caption 33 of 83Firefighters walk in a line in Yucaipa on September 5.Firefighters walk in a line in Yucaipa on September 5. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighters walk in a line in Yucaipa on September 5.Hide Caption 34 of 83Haze and smoke blanket the sky near Naches, Washington, as the Evans Canyon Fire burns on September 3.Haze and smoke blanket the sky near Naches, Washington, as the Evans Canyon Fire burns on September 3. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestHaze and smoke blanket the sky near Naches, Washington, as the Evans Canyon Fire burns on September 3.Hide Caption 35 of 83California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, listens as Santa Cruz State Park Superintendent Chris Spohrer talks about the fire damage to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, listens as Santa Cruz State Park Superintendent Chris Spohrer talks about the fire damage to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, listens as Santa Cruz State Park Superintendent Chris Spohrer talks about the fire damage to the Big Basin Redwoods State Park.Hide Caption 36 of 83Randy Hunt packs up his belongings, including his daughter Natasha's first Pooh bear, left, in case he and his wife Sheli had to evacuate the home they rent in Middletown, California, on August 26.Randy Hunt packs up his belongings, including his daughter Natasha's first Pooh bear, left, in case he and his wife Sheli had to evacuate the home they rent in Middletown, California, on August 26. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestRandy Hunt packs up his belongings, including his daughter Natasha’s first Pooh bear, left, in case he and his wife Sheli had to evacuate the home they rent in Middletown, California, on August 26.Hide Caption 37 of 83Firefighter Juan Chavarin pulls down a burning tree trunk in Guerneville, California, on August 25.Firefighter Juan Chavarin pulls down a burning tree trunk in Guerneville, California, on August 25. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighter Juan Chavarin pulls down a burning tree trunk in Guerneville, California, on August 25.Hide Caption 38 of 83A sign reading "Vaca Strong" adorns a charred hillside in Vacaville, California, on August 24.A sign reading "Vaca Strong" adorns a charred hillside in Vacaville, California, on August 24. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA sign reading “Vaca Strong” adorns a charred hillside in Vacaville, California, on August 24.Hide Caption 39 of 83Austin Giannuzzi cries while embracing relatives at the burned remains of their Vacaville home on August 23.Austin Giannuzzi cries while embracing relatives at the burned remains of their Vacaville home on August 23. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestAustin Giannuzzi cries while embracing relatives at the burned remains of their Vacaville home on August 23.Hide Caption 40 of 83A firefighter looks out from a helicopter while battling the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Lake County, California.A firefighter looks out from a helicopter while battling the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Lake County, California. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter looks out from a helicopter while battling the LNU Lightning Complex fires in Lake County, California.Hide Caption 41 of 83Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road in Lake County on August 23.Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road in Lake County on August 23. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road in Lake County on August 23.Hide Caption 42 of 83Karol Markowski of the South Pasadena Fire Department hoses down hot spots while battling the CZU Lightning Complex fires in Boulder Creek, California, on August 22.Karol Markowski of the South Pasadena Fire Department hoses down hot spots while battling the CZU Lightning Complex fires in Boulder Creek, California, on August 22. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestKarol Markowski of the South Pasadena Fire Department hoses down hot spots while battling the CZU Lightning Complex fires in Boulder Creek, California, on August 22.Hide Caption 43 of 83A burned-out vehicle is left in front of a destroyed residence as smoke fills the sky in Boulder Creek on August 22.A burned-out vehicle is left in front of a destroyed residence as smoke fills the sky in Boulder Creek on August 22. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA burned-out vehicle is left in front of a destroyed residence as smoke fills the sky in Boulder Creek on August 22.Hide Caption 44 of 83Smoke hangs low in the air at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park as some redwoods burn in Boulder Creek on August 22.Smoke hangs low in the air at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park as some redwoods burn in Boulder Creek on August 22. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestSmoke hangs low in the air at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park as some redwoods burn in Boulder Creek on August 22.Hide Caption 45 of 83A firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex fires spread through the Berryessa Estates neighborhood in Napa County on August 21.A firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex fires spread through the Berryessa Estates neighborhood in Napa County on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter watches the LNU Lightning Complex fires spread through the Berryessa Estates neighborhood in Napa County on August 21.Hide Caption 46 of 83Veterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured by a fire in Vacaville on August 21. At right, animal control officer Dae Kim prepares to euthanize the llama.Veterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured by a fire in Vacaville on August 21. At right, animal control officer Dae Kim prepares to euthanize the llama. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestVeterinary technician Brianna Jeter comforts a llama injured by a fire in Vacaville on August 21. At right, animal control officer Dae Kim prepares to euthanize the llama.Hide Caption 47 of 83Smoke from nearby wildfires hangs over San Francisco on August 21.Smoke from nearby wildfires hangs over San Francisco on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestSmoke from nearby wildfires hangs over San Francisco on August 21.Hide Caption 48 of 83A firefighter monitors the advance of a fire in Boulder Creek on August 21.A firefighter monitors the advance of a fire in Boulder Creek on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter monitors the advance of a fire in Boulder Creek on August 21.Hide Caption 49 of 83Members of the US Forest Service discuss their next moves to battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Dotsero, Colorado, on August 21.Members of the US Forest Service discuss their next moves to battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Dotsero, Colorado, on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestMembers of the US Forest Service discuss their next moves to battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Dotsero, Colorado, on August 21.Hide Caption 50 of 83People pack brown-bag lunches at an evacuation center in Santa Cruz, California, on August 21.People pack brown-bag lunches at an evacuation center in Santa Cruz, California, on August 21. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeople pack brown-bag lunches at an evacuation center in Santa Cruz, California, on August 21.Hide Caption 51 of 83A smoke plume from the LNU Lightning Complex fires billows over Healdsburg, California, on August 20.A smoke plume from the LNU Lightning Complex fires billows over Healdsburg, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA smoke plume from the LNU Lightning Complex fires billows over Healdsburg, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 52 of 83A firefighter battles flames in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20.A firefighter battles flames in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter battles flames in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 53 of 83Only scorched homes and vehicles remain in the Spanish Flat Mobile Villa in Napa County, California, on August 20.Only scorched homes and vehicles remain in the Spanish Flat Mobile Villa in Napa County, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestOnly scorched homes and vehicles remain in the Spanish Flat Mobile Villa in Napa County, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 54 of 83Peter Koleckar reacts after seeing multiple homes burned in his neighborhood in Bonny Doon, California, on August 20.Peter Koleckar reacts after seeing multiple homes burned in his neighborhood in Bonny Doon, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeter Koleckar reacts after seeing multiple homes burned in his neighborhood in Bonny Doon, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 55 of 83A forest burns in Bonny Doon on August 20.A forest burns in Bonny Doon on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA forest burns in Bonny Doon on August 20.Hide Caption 56 of 83A man looks at a tree blocking his way after a fire ravaged Vacaville, California, on August 20.A man looks at a tree blocking his way after a fire ravaged Vacaville, California, on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA man looks at a tree blocking his way after a fire ravaged Vacaville, California, on August 20.Hide Caption 57 of 83A melted plastic fence lies on the charred ground after fire swept through Vacaville on August 20.A melted plastic fence lies on the charred ground after fire swept through Vacaville on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA melted plastic fence lies on the charred ground after fire swept through Vacaville on August 20.Hide Caption 58 of 83Sarah Hawkins searches through rubble after her Vacaville home was destroyed on August 20.Sarah Hawkins searches through rubble after her Vacaville home was destroyed on August 20. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestSarah Hawkins searches through rubble after her Vacaville home was destroyed on August 20.Hide Caption 59 of 83Fire crews maintain a backburn to control the River Fire near the Las Palmas neighborhood in Salinas, California, on August 19.Fire crews maintain a backburn to control the River Fire near the Las Palmas neighborhood in Salinas, California, on August 19. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFire crews maintain a backburn to control the River Fire near the Las Palmas neighborhood in Salinas, California, on August 19.Hide Caption 60 of 83Gina Santos cries in her car after evacuating Vacaville on August 19.Gina Santos cries in her car after evacuating Vacaville on August 19. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestGina Santos cries in her car after evacuating Vacaville on August 19.Hide Caption 61 of 83People herd cows down Pleasants Valley Road in Vacaville on August 19.People herd cows down Pleasants Valley Road in Vacaville on August 19. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestPeople herd cows down Pleasants Valley Road in Vacaville on August 19.Hide Caption 62 of 83Flames consume a home in Napa County, California, on August 19.Flames consume a home in Napa County, California, on August 19. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames consume a home in Napa County, California, on August 19.Hide Caption 63 of 83Embers burn along a hillside above Lake Berryessa as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Napa County on August 18. This image was taken with a long exposure.Embers burn along a hillside above Lake Berryessa as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Napa County on August 18. This image was taken with a long exposure. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestEmbers burn along a hillside above Lake Berryessa as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Napa County on August 18. This image was taken with a long exposure.Hide Caption 64 of 83A resident runs into a home to save a dog while flames from the Hennessy Fire close in near Lake Berryessa on August 18.A resident runs into a home to save a dog while flames from the Hennessy Fire close in near Lake Berryessa on August 18. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA resident runs into a home to save a dog while flames from the Hennessy Fire close in near Lake Berryessa on August 18.Hide Caption 65 of 83A home burns as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in Napa County on August 18.A home burns as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in Napa County on August 18. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA home burns as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through the Spanish Flat community in Napa County on August 18.Hide Caption 66 of 83An air tanker drops retardant on fires in the Spanish Flat community of Napa County on August 18.An air tanker drops retardant on fires in the Spanish Flat community of Napa County on August 18. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestAn air tanker drops retardant on fires in the Spanish Flat community of Napa County on August 18.Hide Caption 67 of 83Flames from the Hennessy Fire consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on August 18.Flames from the Hennessy Fire consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on August 18. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames from the Hennessy Fire consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on August 18.Hide Caption 68 of 83Tony Leonardini works on a spot fire as thunderstorm winds fan the Hennessy Fire in Napa County on August 17.Tony Leonardini works on a spot fire as thunderstorm winds fan the Hennessy Fire in Napa County on August 17. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestTony Leonardini works on a spot fire as thunderstorm winds fan the Hennessy Fire in Napa County on August 17.Hide Caption 69 of 83Smoke from the Grizzly Creek Fire is thick in Glenwood Canyon, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 16.Smoke from the Grizzly Creek Fire is thick in Glenwood Canyon, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 16. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestSmoke from the Grizzly Creek Fire is thick in Glenwood Canyon, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 16.Hide Caption 70 of 83Kathy Mathison looks at the still-smoldering wildfire on August 16 that, just a day before, came within several feet of her home in Bend, Oregon.Kathy Mathison looks at the still-smoldering wildfire on August 16 that, just a day before, came within several feet of her home in Bend, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestKathy Mathison looks at the still-smoldering wildfire on August 16 that, just a day before, came within several feet of her home in Bend, Oregon.Hide Caption 71 of 83Firefighters look at smoke and flames rising from the Ranch2 Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, on August 14.Firefighters look at smoke and flames rising from the Ranch2 Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, on August 14. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighters look at smoke and flames rising from the Ranch2 Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, east of Los Angeles, on August 14.Hide Caption 72 of 83A helicopter makes a water drop over the Ranch2 Fire in Azusa, California, on August 13.A helicopter makes a water drop over the Ranch2 Fire in Azusa, California, on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA helicopter makes a water drop over the Ranch2 Fire in Azusa, California, on August 13.Hide Caption 73 of 83A car is charred by the Lake Fire near Lake Hughes, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on August 13.A car is charred by the Lake Fire near Lake Hughes, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA car is charred by the Lake Fire near Lake Hughes, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on August 13.Hide Caption 74 of 83A couple watches the Ranch2 Fire from a distance on August 13.A couple watches the Ranch2 Fire from a distance on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA couple watches the Ranch2 Fire from a distance on August 13.Hide Caption 75 of 83A firefighter crew works in Lake Hughes on August 13.A firefighter crew works in Lake Hughes on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter crew works in Lake Hughes on August 13.Hide Caption 76 of 83The Lake Fire burns a home in Angeles National Forest on August 13.The Lake Fire burns a home in Angeles National Forest on August 13. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestThe Lake Fire burns a home in Angeles National Forest on August 13.Hide Caption 77 of 83Flames and smoke from the Lake Fire rise on Wednesday, August 12.Flames and smoke from the Lake Fire rise on Wednesday, August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFlames and smoke from the Lake Fire rise on Wednesday, August 12.Hide Caption 78 of 83A firefighter works against the Lake Fire on August 12.A firefighter works against the Lake Fire on August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA firefighter works against the Lake Fire on August 12.Hide Caption 79 of 83Firefighters make an escape plan as the Lake Fire burns a hillside on August 12.Firefighters make an escape plan as the Lake Fire burns a hillside on August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestFirefighters make an escape plan as the Lake Fire burns a hillside on August 12.Hide Caption 80 of 83A tanker makes a drop on the Lake Fire on August 12.A tanker makes a drop on the Lake Fire on August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA tanker makes a drop on the Lake Fire on August 12.Hide Caption 81 of 83A plume of smoke rises from the Lake Fire on August 12.A plume of smoke rises from the Lake Fire on August 12. Photos: Wildfires burning in the WestA plume of smoke rises from the Lake Fire on August 12.Hide Caption 82 of 83Fire crews battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 11.Fire crews battle the Grizzly Creek Fire near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on August 11. 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But he knows what happened to Atiyeh’s property. “His home was completely lost, and his shop,” Fogarty said, holding onto hope as well as photos of his friend. But up and down the West Coast, more lives and homes are being destroyed as 87 wildfires burn, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. At least 25 of the wildfires are in California. And as thick smoke fills the sky in much of Washington state, Oregon and California, the West Coast now has the worst air quality in the world. Read MoreDozens of people killed or missingAt least 25 people have died in the California wildfires. The most deadly, the North Complex Fire, has claimed 15 lives and grown to more than 260,000 acres across four counties.On Monday, the Butte County Sheriff’s office identified seven victims killed in Berry Creek, who ranged in age from 16 to 79.This family left their Oregon home as a precaution. They returned to find it destroyedThis family left their Oregon home as a precaution. They returned to find it destroyedThis family left their Oregon home as a precaution. They returned to find it destroyedOregon and Washington have also lost victims as multiple fires fill the air with smoke and hamper visibility.Nearly 1 million acres have burned in Oregon, according to the state’s fire dashboard. “Sadly, we have now learned of 10 fire-related fatalities as confirmed by our state medical examiner. I am at a loss over these deaths,” Gov. Kate Brown said Monday.As firefighters continue to battle multiple blazes, at least 22 people are missing in Oregon, the state’s Office of Emergency Management said Monday.”If you’re concerned for missing family, please report that concern to the local law enforcement entity,” Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps said.He also encouraged people who are evacuating to register with the American Red Cross so that officials and loved ones will know they are safe.Virtually all of Washington is covered by ‘dangerous’ smokeIn Washington state, “virtually the entire state is covered by a cloud of smoke that’s unbelievably irritating, downright unhealthy and dangerous,” Gov. Jay Inslee said.Wildfires are ravaging the West coast.  Here's how you can help Wildfires are ravaging the West coast.  Here's how you can help Wildfires are ravaging the West coast. Here's how you can help “We’ve had dozens and dozens and dozens of homes burned down, had entire towns destroyed.” At least one child has been killed, the governor said. Of the nine major wildfires burning in Washington state, the two largest — the Pearl Hill and Cold Springs fires — have collectively scorched more than 412,500 acres, according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.‘”This is such a disaster in any dimension, but a particular disaster because we had our state turned into a tinder box by climate change,” Inslee said. “We have grass now that’s almost like gasoline. A spark will make it explode. We have fires that just create walls of fire 20, 30 feet high from grass and sage brush.”The fires from grass and sage brush has “consumed whole towns,” the governor said.Malden, in eastern Washington, saw 80% of its buildings destroyed in a firestorm Labor Day weekend.The blaze took out several homes and civic offices including the fire station, post office, city hall and library, the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office said.’Climate change is real’Smoke from Western wildfires has blown thousands of miles to New YorkSmoke from Western wildfires has blown thousands of miles to New YorkSmoke from Western wildfires has blown thousands of miles to New YorkCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Washington’s Inslee have all reiterated that the fires in their states are the result of the climate crisis, disputing President Donald Trump’s claim that they’re the result of poor land management.Newsom said that record-breaking temperatures and drought conditions, which have fueled the recent fires, have been going on for years because of climate change. “Climate change is real,” said Newsom, who met with Trump on Monday.”It’s about acknowledging science, not about believing in facts or not believing in facts, facts are facts. Science is science, it’s about acknowledging the science and acknowledging the facts,” he said. “The hots are getting a lot hotter, the dries are getting a lot drier.” Oregon city 'looks as though a bomb went off' as fires continue to scorch the West Coast Oregon city 'looks as though a bomb went off' as fires continue to scorch the West Coast Oregon city 'looks as though a bomb went off' as fires continue to scorch the West Coast Newsom said he reminded the President that 57% of the forested land in the state of California is under federal jurisdiction, while just 3% is under the state’s control.He said it should be the joint responsibility of the state and federal government to do more on vegetation management and forest management.”We can’t do this alone,” Newsom said. “We’re going to need the federal government to step up in substantial ways.”Garcetti echoed that sentiment Monday and said he believes Trump is blaming the state due to political motivations. “Our federal agencies do step up and do help us and do know that we need their assistance,” Garcetti said.The Western US has the worst air quality in the world, group saysThe Western US has the worst air quality in the world, group saysThe Western US has the worst air quality in the world, group says“The leader at the very top continues based on the electoral map to either, you know, put down California for not raking enough,” he said. “He (Trump) doesn’t say anything like that in a swing state. In the Gulf Coast, he doesn’t assign the blame for the hurricanes or anything that they have done. It seems partisan at a moment that we should be non-political and that we should be finding our common ground in America.””Denial doesn’t work when it comes to climate, ” Garcetti said. “The cost of denial is that people lose their lives and their livelihoods.”Post offices close temporarily because of fires Some United States Postal Service offices have had to temporarily close because of wildfires and high winds in the west, according to the USPS website.Twelve locations have been shut down in both California and Oregon, and one location is closed in Washington.The USPS website is directing customers to other locations to pick up their mail and packages.

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