By: Jordan Keller

On Saturday, September 2, a wildfire sparked in Oregon. Firefighters are still containing the fire four days later. It is believed that a 15 year old boy and his friends set off fireworks and sparked the blaze. The fire has grown rapidly due to heat and dry conditions resulting in a 16-square-mile fire. Ash and smoke caused a 30-mile section of highway to shut down. Citizens in surrounding cities have ash pouring from the sky sending them back inside. Embers floated across the Columbia River sparking even more fires. Thousands of homes have been evacuated, but luckily the death toll remains at zero.