The fast-spreading Oregon wildfire kills tractor operator

A person is found dead in Oregon on Wednesday, as forest fires burn near the Dallas area.

(Jamie Wants/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP)

A tractor operator was found dead in Oregon on Wednesday as forest fires continue to burn in The Dallas area.

Wasco County deputies were alerted to the body around 1:30 p.m., that was found next to a burned tractor, Fox 12 reported.

Went to Moro from Grass Valley. It is very, very smoky as the #SubstationFire continues to burn.

— John Hendricks (@JohnKPTV) 18 July 2018

Researchers reportedly believe that the operator is trying to create a fire line to control of the Substation fire that began to burn from the hand Tuesday night.

The name of the victim is not immediately released.

Wednesday, officials said the fire grew to 36,000 acres, in which Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state wildfire emergency.

This is so hard to watch. Much of what is burning is valuable agricultural land. #substationfire #thedalles

— Eileen Park (@EileenParkTV) 18 July 2018

The governor warned that residents should be prepared for an intense wildfire season this year … given by the drought and hotter than normal temperatures.”

Residents of Wasco County had to evacuate Tuesday night, while the additional evacuations were ordered for Sherman County on Wednesday. A house is destroyed in hell.

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