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22 People Confirmed Missing, Eight Dead From OR Wildfires

(Portland, OR)  --  The search continues for dozens of people who are missing among deadly wildfires burning across the state of Oregon.  The Oregon Office of Emergency Management says 50 people are unaccounted for, with 22 of those people confirmed as missing.  The agency is urging all evacuees to register with the American Red Cross as they continue to search for survivors.  So far, eight people have been killed by the fires, according to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.  Officials initially reported ten deaths yesterday, but authorities in Jackson County have determined two sets of remains thought to be human were actually animals.  Meanwhile, the governor calls the smoke blanketing the state a reminder that "this tragedy has not yet come to an end." 

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