Wildfires near Portland burn more than 500 acres
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Lightning is being blamed for sparking wildfires at Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Portland.
The fires burned more than 500 hundred acres on Sunday.
Crews believe that lightning sparked the fires and caught campers off-guard by the flames. One camper found himself running from the flames.
"I look back and saw smoke and a lot of people turning around because of the smoke," Adam Lash said. "There are some guys still at top ow and have no idea how big this has gotten and I don't know what's going to happen. The fire is going to wash through the campground and burn up their cars."
Rangers are working to make sure the entire forest has been evacuated.
While the rangers been able to clear out most of the area, there is still a concern that others maybe in danger.