Bizarre new details have emerged about the Oregon wildfires and Facebook of all platforms have come forward to cover up some of the details that are now becoming public. An arrest was made in connection with the fire and this individual was a prominent member of Black Lives Matter and a frequent attendee of Anti-police protests. While it is unreasonable at this point to claim that BLM is responsible for this fire, it is equally unreasonable for Facebook to conceal this information from the general public.
This is consistent with our past efforts to remove content that could lead to imminent harm given the possible risk to human life as the fires rage on. (2/2)
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) September 12, 2020
The above tweet is from Facebook policy director Andy Stone and is the platform’s official statement on the matter. More on the fire itself from Oregon Live:
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that two people have been found dead in the aftermath of the Almeda fire. One, Tyler said, was determined to have been fire-caused, but was near the first origin of the fire — not the one Bakkela started. He said it’s not yet clear whether the second death is connected to a fire.
Officials say 50 people remain unaccounted for in the the Almeda fire.
The Almeda fire is now 50 percent contained as of Friday morning, and has burned more than 5,700 acres. It has burned more than a thousand homes between the towns of Phoenix and Talent. Hundreds of businesses have also been damaged, and leaders estimate more than 2,000 residents have lost their homes this week. Drinking water has been shut off, and power remains out in both towns.
A second wildfire, the South Obenchain fire, continues to burn in Jackson County.