Around the region, thick smoke has become commonplace as homes and other structures have been destroyed.
Fire managers said Friday they expect this fire season to last until through September and well into October.
Lawmakers are hoping a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate could help with mounting costs. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden (D) and Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo (R) are working with other western senators to change the way wildfire suppression gets funded.
The bill would pay for wildfires out of a disaster account, similar to clean up from hurricanes and tornadoes.