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Oregon Takes Over Sheltering Of Wildfire Victims

(Salem, OR)  --  The Oregon Department of Human Services will take over day-to-day management of people who are in shelters because of the wildfires.  Red Cross has been coordinating the effort.  At its peak in October, more than two-thousand people were sheltering in 79 hotels.  That's now down to 558 rooms at 54 hotels throughout the state.  DHS will have one staff member assigned to five hotels in their region.

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