translated from Spanish: They find a dead boy and dog trying to escape a fire in Oregon

Oregon, USA. – As fires ravage the West Coast, a boy and his dog were killed huddled in a car, where they sought flame safety. Wyatt Tofte, 13, died Tuesday in the wildfires in Marion County, Oregon, along with his 71-year-old grandmother, Peggy Mosso, told CNN by a family spokesman.
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Mosso was found dead in a car that caught fire, while her daughter and Wyatt Tofte’s mother, Angela, were nearby to try to save her. Angela survived but is in critical condition.

Wyatt Tofte and his grandmother, when the news went down locally. Twitter

Her husband and Tofte’s father, Chris, also survived. «Our family is devastated by the loss of our kind 13-year-old Wyatt and his beloved grandmother Peggy at the Santiam Fire in the early morning of September 8,» a family statement said.» After a long search for Wyatt, he was found in a car with his dog on his lap, but unfortunately, he could not escape the fire. Angie is in critical condition with burns all over her body,» the statement says.

The fires have left millions in damage and several fatalities. Afp

We want to thank all the emergency staff and people who helped in the search. Our family appreciates the love and support we have received from all of us during this terrible tragedy.

The Salem Statesman Journal reported on Chris Tofte’s search for his wife, son and mother-in-law as the fire burned around him. On Tuesday, he found his wife with severe burns, walking down the road home when he returned with a borrowed trailer to retrieve his belongings. At first he didn’t recognize her, he told the paper, and told him he was looking for his wife and son.» I’m your wife,» Angela replied, according to the Statesman Journal. Wyatt Tofte was found in a different car, and the family assumes he ran and got in the car thinking he would be protected from the surrounding flames, the family spokesman said.
«Wyatt, simply the sweetest child; He loved to fish, play video games, like many children, just a very sweet and educated guy,» said Susan Vaslev, the family spokeswoman. At least four people were killed by fires in the states of Oregon and Washington. And forest fires in California have killed at least 20 people since mid-August.

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