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Scores of wildfires continue to blaze across the western United States, taking a toll on booksellers and publishing professionals across California, Washington State, and Oregon. The situation was acute in Oregon, where recent fires had burned through a million acres and the state put an estimated 500,000 people on evacuation notice last week.
A spokesperson for Ashland, Ore,-based Blackstone Publishing said eight employees lost their homes to the fires that have been ignited in the area. The company created a GoFundMe campaign to support these employees, and as of Sunday evening had raised more than $85,000 in donations toward its $100,000 goal. The publisher will match donations to the fund.
“There are so many fires in Oregon and Washington that it’s head spinning,” said Brian Juenemann, the executive director/marketing at Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA). “I’ve not been contacted by or informed by anyone under particular duress, but stores are certainly feeling the indirect impact.”
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