PBS NewsHour

Oregon grapples with converging crises of fires and pandemic

Clip: 09/14/2020 | 6m 17s Video has closed captioning.

In Oregon, more than a million acres have burned already during this devastating early wildfire season -- twice the full-year average. Over 40,000 people have been forced to flee their homes, and at least 22 are missing. Air quality in the area around Portland has been the worst in the world, prompting a spike in emergency room visits for respiratory issues. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.

Aired: 09/14/20

Rating: NR

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