Residents were forced to flee two large wildfires in Lincoln County, Oregon, on September 9 as the blazes were fanned by powerful easterly winds, local media reported.
Lincoln City and surrounding areas were evacuated, however many people were unable to leave due to the flood of traffic on the region’s highways, the Oregonian reported.
Fires burning in the Echo Mountain complex burned near Otis, north of Lincoln City before jumping the Oregon 18 highway and moving south.
This video shows flames on either side of the highway on the morning of September 9. Dale Voris told Storyful that he filmed the footage around two miles outside Otis as he was being evacuated. Credit: Dale Voris via Storyful