Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in Oregon early Friday morning provided some relief to one of the states hardest hit by wildfires that have killed 35 people and burned more than 7 million acres across the West.
The rain helped put down fires and improve air quality in Oregon, where eight people have died and several small towns have been destroyed. But the rain also brought new risks. State officials and the National Weather Service warned of flash flooding and landslides, particularly where fires have charred hillsides.
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