Oregon wildlife officials are warning the state’s largest protected wildlife refuge could soon be closed after a massive fire broke out.
The fire was fueled by a combination of smoke, fuel, and a lack of water as the refuge nears the end of its life.
Officials say the fire has destroyed an estimated 2,000 acres of land.
They are still trying to determine how much of the property is still usable and how much remains unsafe.
It’s been reported that the fire was ignited by a small campfire, which ignited when the area was dry.
They said it could take up to 48 hours to assess the situation.
The fire has also destroyed at least 2,400 homes.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has urged the public to stay away from the area and called for the federal government to help clean up the site.