Intentional power outages for Oregonians might reduce the risk of a fire
There were worries about flames and power outages confined to California. There were anticipated power outages in Oregon due to high winds, which affected tens of thousands of consumers.
Local utilities have implemented power restrictions in an effort to lower the risk of flames in the unusually dry and hot conditions.
In the Pacific Northwest, power disruptions caused by extreme fire conditions are less common than in California.
On Friday, there was particular worry on the Cedar Creek Fire, which is raging in central Oregon. According to the fire's spokesperson, Bud Sexton.
We're going to have very, very severe fire conditions until the end of the day on Saturday because the east winds are pushing the fire west.
By late Friday, power outages were expected to affect more than 40,000 people, including those in Portland's wealthy West Hills neighbourhood.