What is it like to live close to major forest fires?

Large forest fires have been raging in the states of California and Oregon for days. At first there was only fire in nature, but now the fires are also 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 are causing. 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.