Raimey Brown, an Oregon Future Farmers of America officer, helps to relocate an evacuated turkey at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 8. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

In a normal year, Oregon's Future Farmers of America officers would be helping to wind down the Oregon State Fair. Instead, many converged on the state fairgrounds Sept. 8 to help care for livestock displaced by wildfires in the Santiam Canyon.

Thousands of evacuees fled the fires, many bringing pets, livestock and other farm animals with them. Multiple buildings at the state fairgrounds were opened to shelter the animals, with horse stalls nearly full by 5 p.m.

-Rachel Alexander

Pens hold evacuated goats at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 8. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Evacuated rabbits at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 8. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Mavis Leahy situates her three alpacas at the Oregon State Fairgrounds after evacuating from her home in Silverton on Tuesday, September 8. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Francisco Maldonado stands in front of one of several stalls holding his 23 goats at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 8. Maldonaldo had to evacuate after wildfires threatened his property. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Celilo Brun, an Oregon FFA officer, pets an evacuated ram at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 8. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Caleb Forcier, right, and Landon Baum help to wrangle goats that were evacuated due to wildfires at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 8. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Community Emergency Response Team volunteer Lisa Sellars, right, and John Le, center, pass out buckets to evacuees at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Tuesday, September 8. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

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