The wildfire threat across the state has prompted Governor Brown to declare a state of emergency in Oregon. That declaration paves the way for faster coordination of state resources to fight the fires and deal with those impacted by them. Specifically, it enables the Oregon Dept. of Forestry and the State Fire Marshal to use equipment and resources from other state agencies to respond to the wildfires and any threat from them. The excessive heat continues to pose a dangerous wildfire threat statewide.