The hornets represent a significant threat to Western honeybees, which have no innate defence against them.
Nicholas J. Ellingford mistakenly pulled the trigger while placing the pistol back into the waistband of his pants, police in Lincoln City, Oregon, said.
Portland's NAACP president Rev. E.D. Mondainé said protests in the Oregon city would continue until "unapologetic and deliberate actions" are taken to begin to "root out systemic racism."
"I said it without looking into it. It was very irresponsible," the comic said in a video posted on his Instagram.
Claims that the fires were started by so-called leftist activists and members of antifa have been debunked by authorities.
A storm in the early hours of Friday may help contain the wildfires as Gov. Kate Brown says: "Our firefighters are grateful for rain."
While Oregon badly needs the rain to help fight raging wildfires, the storm could bring a deadly new danger to the region.
An air quality advisory remains in place for all of Oregon through Thursday.
Josiah Johnson, 18, pointed a gun at the cab driver after he tried to pay his fare with a fake $100 bill in Aloha, Oregon, authorities said.
Volunteers have reportedly been battling the Beachie Creek fire in the Willamette National Forest and Opal Creek Wilderness Area.
The state completely mismanaged the evacuation of more than 3,000 inmates who were moved from four prisons, attorney Tara Herivel told Newsweek.
There are currently at least 13 "active large fires" in Oregon, according to the latest report from the National Interagency Fire Center.
The ongoing west coast wildfires have closed a total of 119 U.S. post offices, but residents in affected areas can pick up their mail elsewhere.
Wildfire smoke from the west coast has reached as far east as the Great Lakes region.
The impacts of wildfire smoke are worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, so it is important to protect yourself and your family from the smoke's harmful pollutants.
The air quality in Portland has plummeted to among the worst in the world as wildfire smoke has engulfed the skies above Oregon, Washington and much of the entire West Coast over the weekend.
Police departments have begged the public to stop inundating their 911 lines with baseless rumors claiming anti-fascist activists are behind the catastrophic blazes.
"I can't say this enough, if you are notified by emergency officials to evacuate, please do so immediately. You may not get a second chance," Gov. Kate Brown warned in a press briefing this week.
A majority of Oregon voters say they disapprove the ongoing protests in Portland, according to a new poll.
Governor Kate Brown told reporters that she had requested trained firefighters from the Department of Defense.
Portland faces hazardous air quality conditions while visibility is less than a mile in some areas.
More than 26,000 firefighters and other support staff are battling at least 102 "active large fires" across 12 states.
The cities are all in Clackamas County just southeast of Multnomah County, the county containing Portland.
The CH-47 Chinook helicopters were deployed to Afghanistan in May and remain overseas, according to the Oregon Military Department.
At least 35,000 structures are currently at risk and approximately 600 have already burned, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the Almeda Glendower Fire continues to grow in Jackson County, Oregon.
Some reports have stated that a seventh victim died in a fire in Marion County, Oregon, but the county sheriff's office only confirmed the death of a 12-year-old boy.
"It's almost a complete disaster," said Chris Luz, the mayor of Phoenix, Oregon.
The skies over Oregon have turned orange and red as wildfires continue to burn throughout the Western part of the state.
As wildfires spread across Oregon, Portland Police have urged protesters not to start fires during their demonstrations, despite no evidence of flames in the last 24 hours of protests.