A 4chan post that claimed votes in Oregon and Washington could be changed through an online portal went viral, but the tactic won’t actually work.
Anything over 300 on the Air Quality Index is considered "actively hazardous." Portland's at 455.
One Oregon official said the state is preparing for a "mass fatality event."
Police across the West Coast have had to shut the rumors down.
“We have never seen this amount of uncontained fire across our state,” Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday.
The heat from one fire in California has been so strong that it generated its own thunderstorm cloud.
The 2020 wildfire season on the West Coast is the most expansive on record.
A Facebook subsidiary abandoned drilling equipment, broken piping, and 6,500 gallons of bore gel off the Oregon coast while constructing an undersea cable. The tech giant says that's fine, but environmental experts disagree.
"Someone took a Sharpie and wrote 'Fuck ICE' all the way down the side of the bus. Then five Hispanic girls, in their early teens, started scrubbing it off," saying it would make things worse for them.
Portland's NW Film Center faced a backlash for choosing the 1990 Schwarzenegger movie—but there has also been a backlash to the backlash.
Camouflaged federal officers have been patrolling the streets, pulling protesters into unmarked cars and arresting them.
"Blackface and other forms of white supremacy have no space in our community," a group organizing against the official said.