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Ewing shared photos on Facebook of the neighboring fire orange glow, and trees going up on a nearby hillside -- how nearby was difficult to tell in the dark.
"Wow -- it is a nightmare," he wrote, watching fire crews head up the highway.
Scenes such as that were being repeated across much of the country, as a called windstorm came to pass amid large fire danger, sending trees toppling onto homes and highways and causing wildfires to spread quickly, including one which closed off 97 north of Chiloquin.
By late Monday night, based on ODOT TripCheck, a nearly 70-mile stretch of Highway 22, west from the intersection with Highway 20, was closed as a result of the fires and also downed trees. State Highway 126 also was closed by means of a wildfire, four miles west of McKenzie Bridge.
ODOT advised early Tuesday the wildfires had shut a nearly 70-mile stretch (milepost 82 to 13) of country Highway 22 between buy WOW Classic TBC Gold
Stayton and the Santiam Junction with Highway 20, along with also a 26-mile stretch (milepost 28-54) of nation Highway 126 (the McKenzie Highway) between Vida and country Highway 242.