Stephan lives near the forest fires: ‘I see and smell the smoke’

Large forest fires have been raging for days in the states of California and Oregon. At first there was only fire in the countryside, but now the fires are threatening more and more towns and villages. At least ten people have not survived the fires. More than half a million people had to leave their homes.

Stephan van 12 lives in Oregon. He is still safe at home, but he sees on the news how much damage the fires cause. His family has offered to take care of people who can no longer live at home. Some houses have burned down completely.

The fires are so big that the fire brigade cannot extinguish them. Everyone therefore hopes that it will rain soon.