The first week was a bit rough for those on the edge of Oregon’s wildfire danger zone.
The National Weather Service reported that the state’s wildfire forecast was “at least 90 percent” for Wednesday morning, the day after the first round of high winds, and the last week of July was expected to be particularly difficult.
The forecast also showed a significant chance of a high windstorm, with winds of more than 100 mph possible.
However, that was still an extremely low number for a week that began on July 3, when a Category 5 hurricane passed through Oregon’s north coast and made landfall near Portland.
On the weekend, the state recorded just 10 days with a higher number of days with winds above 80 mph, compared with 40 days the previous week.
The numbers are far from a full list of the severity of Oregon wildfire conditions, but the first few days of July had been a rough ride for many in the region.
The state had experienced a significant number of fires in the first three weeks of the year.
It was the first time in its history that the first five weeks of July saw more than a handful of fires, and it is likely to be the last.
“The first five days have been incredibly rough,” said Jeff Moll, a fire management consultant for the Oregon State University’s Center for Fire Management.
“We had so many fires that we couldn’t control them all.”
Many areas in the state, including areas around Portland, had not experienced a fire in their entire history.
And a wildfire has not occurred in the entire state since 2010.
Despite the conditions, some residents in the area had been living in comfort for months.
The first few weeks were difficult for the average Oregon resident, Moll said.
There were no evacuations orders issued on the first weekend in July, but officials in some towns were working to contain the fires.
In Salem, Oregon, a wildfire was under control by Saturday afternoon, and a fire evacuation center was set up in the town.
Officials also warned residents to prepare for a wildfire on Sunday.
Oregon is a very rural state, with just about every major city in the central U.S. and Canada within a 15-mile radius.
That means it is possible that the number of people living in the fires could be in excess of 30,000, according to the Associated Press.
As the weeks go on, the number and severity of fires will increase.
More than 2,100 fires are burning in Oregon, according the U.N. Climate Change Committee.