'Monster' Bootleg Fire in Oregon grows as dozens of blazes char western US; Oregon announces campfire ban as conditions worsen  USA TODAYView Full Coverage on Google News
The nation's largest wildfire grew Wednesday as smoke from dozens of blazes in the West spread across the country.The nation's largest wildfire grew Wednesday as smoke from dozens of blazes in the West spread across the country.

Bootleg Fire in Oregon grows; Dixie, Tamarack Fires grow in California

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A destructive Oregon wildfire that ranks as the largest among dozens raging across the drought-parched Western United States in recent weeks was ignited by lightning but smoldered for days before it was detected, forest officials said on Wednesday.A destructive Oregon wildfire that ranks as the largest among dozens raging across the drought-parched Western United States in recent weeks was ignited by lightning but smoldered for days before it was detected, forest officials said on Wednesday.

Lightning found to have ignited Oregon's mammoth Bootleg fire | Reuters

The nation's largest active wildfire forces thousands to evacuate in the state of Oregon.The nation's largest active wildfire forces thousands to evacuate in the state of Oregon.

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The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is growing rapidly. Plus, competition begins at the Tokyo Olympics and the Biden administration is investigating new reports of the "Havana Syndrome" affecting diplomats.The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is growing rapidly. Plus, competition begins at the Tokyo Olympics and the Biden administration is investigating new reports of the "Havana Syndrome" affecting diplomats.

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Pollution is choking cities as far away as New York as soot is blown thousands of miles across US from the Bootleg Fire in OregonPollution is choking cities as far away as New York as soot is blown thousands of miles across US from the Bootleg Fire in Oregon

Statue of Liberty shrouded in smoke from wildfires raging across the US

The roaring Bootleg Fire burning up swaths of southwestern Oregon is the nation's largest wildfire so far this year and intense enough that it's triggering weather phenomena, including lightning, massive ...

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It may not be the best beach day if you're looking to stay warm even when the clouds come overhead to shade up the scene. It's a wonderful day for golfing or going for that extended bike ride or run.It may not be the best beach day if you’re looking to stay warm even when the clouds come overhead to shade up the scene. It’s a wonderful day for golfing or going for that extended bik…

Temperature slump Wednesday, but wildfire conditions don’t ease up | KOIN.com

Crews from all across the country are coming together to help fight the Dixie Fire that is burning in Plumas County. Crews from all across the country are coming together to help fight the Dixie Fire that is burning in Plumas County.

Crews from across the country coming together to help battle Dixie Fire

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Firefighters try to help bear cub found in Bootleg Fire burn area

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The massive Bootleg Fire burning in Klamath and Lake Counties is approaching 400,000 acres. The lightning-caused fire was first reported on July 6 about 15 miles northwest of the community of Beatty. It grew rapidly in the coming days, often doubling in size over the span of less than 24 hours. Ten days after it started, the fire was over 240,000 acres, spreading into Lake County and triggering evacuation orders along the way. The fire spread mainly to the east and northeast toward Summer Lake. By July 21, the fire covered 394,407 acres after merging with

Bootleg Fire over 390,000 acres, 32% contained - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

The Bootleg fire in Oregon – one of the largest blazes in the state’s history – has grown to cover an area of over 476 square miles and is now the size of Los Angeles.The Bootleg fire in Oregon – one of the largest blazes in the state’s history – has grown to cover an area of over 476 square miles and is now the size of Los Angeles.

Oregon’s Bootleg fire now as large as Los Angeles - The Drinks Business

More than 50 firefighters left the county this week and headed for the Dixie fire in Northern California, which had grown to more than 85,000 acres by Wednesday morning.More than 50 firefighters left the county this week and headed for the Dixie fire in Northern California, which had grown to more than 85,000 acres by Wednesday morning.

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As of Tuesday morning, the Bootleg Fire was estimated at 394,407 acres with containment at 32 percent.As of Tuesday morning, the Bootleg Fire was estimated at 394,407 acres with containment at 32 percent.

Bootleg Fire sparked by lightning, fire officials say

Oregon's Bootleg Fire is creating what NASA calls a "fire-breathing dragon of clouds"Oregon's Bootleg Fire is creating what NASA calls a "fire-breathing dragon of clouds"

An Oregon wildfire is so intense it is literally creating its own weather system | Salon.com

Here is the latest on the Dixie and Tamarack wildfires, which have scorched thousands of acres in California.Here is the latest on the Dixie and Tamarack wildfires, which have scorched thousands of acres in California.

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KLAMATH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - As crews continue to battle the Bootleg Fire, the largest wildfire burning in the nation, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) says it's so largeKLAMATH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - As crews continue to battle the Bootleg Fire, the largest wildfire burning in the nation, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) says it's so large

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The Dixie Fire has grown to 85,479 acres. The containment on the fire remains at 15%. According to Cal Fire, two structures have been destroyed but no other structures have been damaged. The fire g…

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The Dixie Fire burning in Plumas and Butte Counties has grown to 85, 479 acres as of Wednesday morning. The fire grew by more than 20,000 acres since Tuesday night and remained 15 percent contained. Two structures have been confirmed destroyed but CAL FIRE said Tuesday they are still assessing the damage. They said structures had been destroyed along Highway 70 in Twain and Beckwourth areas. Highway 70 is closed because rocks and brush are falling into the road from the burned areas.The Dixie Fire burning in Plumas and Butte Counties has grown to 85, 479 acres as of Wednesday morning. The fire grew by more than 20,000 acres since Tuesday night and remained 15 percent contained. Two structures have been confirmed destroyed but CAL FIRE said Tuesday they are still assessing the damage. They said structures had been destroyed along Highway 70 in Twain and Beckwourth areas. Highway 70 is closed because rocks and brush are falling into the road from the burned areas.

Dixie Fire grows to 85,479 Wednesday morning | KRCR

Dixie Fire grows to 85,479 Wednesday morning

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Wildfire season is well underway in northern California and dozens of Bay Area fire crews are deployed to help put them out.Wildfire season is well underway in northern California and dozens of Bay Area fire crews are deployed to help put them out.

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The Dixie Fire became the largest blaze in California Tuesday, burning more than 23 square miles of land.The Dixie Fire became the largest blaze in California Tuesday, burning more than 23 square miles of land.

Firefighters battle flames of fast-moving Dixie Fire from roof of moving train

CA Wildfires: See A Map Of All Fires Burning - San Francisco, CA - This interactive map makes it easier to track the major wildfires burning in drought-stricken California this week. This interactive map makes it easier to track the major wildfires burning in drought-stricken California this week.

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CA Wildfires: See A Map Of All Fires Burning - San Francisco, CA - This interactive map makes it easier to track the major wildfires burning in drought-stricken California this week. CA Wildfires: See A Map Of All Fires Burning - San Francisco, CA - This interactive map makes it easier to track the major wildfires burning in drought-stricken California this week.

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Fire clouds are smokin’.Fire clouds are smokin’.

Wildfires can actually create their own weather. Here's how | TheHill

Fire clouds are smokin’.Fire clouds are smokin’.

Wildfires can actually create their own weather. Here's how | TheHill

The threat of thunderstorms and lightning prompts Oregon officials to ask for firefighters from outside the region to prepare for additional blazes.The threat of thunderstorms and lightning prompts Oregon officials to ask for firefighters from outside the region to prepare for additional blazes.

The largest wildfire in the U.S. advances toward Oregon mountain towns

The large wildfire scorching the western US state of Oregon topped 300,000 acres Monday as it emerged a California power company linked to previous deadly fires may be responsible for a new blaze.The large wildfire scorching the western US state of Oregon topped 300,000 acres Monday as it emerged a California power company linked to previous deadly fires may be responsible for a new blaze.

US firefighters struggle to contain Oregon wildfire, power firm under scrutiny

This summer is turning out to be a particularly fiery one. Here are some of the key statistics on the biggest fires in the US today.This summer is turning out to be a particularly fiery one. Here are some of the key statistics on the biggest fires in the US today.

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The fire has burned across 59,984 acres and still has just a 15 percent containment rate as firefighters continue battling the rugged terrain.

Northern California Dixie Fire tops 60,000 acres, destroys two structures – East Bay Times

Ecologists in a vast region of wetlands and forest in remote Oregon have spent the past decade thinning young trees and using planned fires to try to restore the thick stands of ponderosa to a less fire-prone state. This week, the nation’s biggest burning wildfire provided them with an unexpected, real-world experiment. As the massive […]Ecologists in a vast region of wetlands and forest in remote Oregon have spent the past decade thinning young trees and using planned fires to try to restore the thick stands of ponderosa to a less…

Oregon’s Bootleg Fire tests years of forest management efforts | KTLA

The Dixie Fire, burning northeast of Paradise, started July 13. By Wednesday morning, Cal Fire said the fire had burned 85,479 acres and remained at 15% contained.The Dixie Fire, burning northeast of Paradise, started July 13. By Wednesday morning, Cal Fire said the fire had burned 85,479 acres and remained at 15% contained.

Dixie Fire burns more than 85K acres, remains 15% contained

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A pair of fast-moving wildfires in California have chewed through nearly 100,000 acres while spewing noxious smoke, generating pyrocumulus clouds, lightning and other dangerous weather conditions and adding to the state’s growing wildfire misery. The five-day-old Dixie fire spanning Butte and Plumas counties has stymied fire crews as it continues to swell — doubling in size to […]A pair of fast-moving wildfires in California have chewed through nearly 100,000 acres while spewing noxious smoke, generating pyrocumulus clouds, lightning and other dangerous weather conditions a…

Dixie Fire in NorCal creating its own dangerous weather system, lightning | KTLA

Excessive heat and drought conditions, combined with other adverse weather conditions, spawned a damaging series of wildfires in the western U.S., a trend that could have a significant impact on the pExcessive heat and drought conditions, combined with other adverse weather conditions, spawned a damaging series of wildfires in the western U.S., a trend that could have a significant impact on the p

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The Dixie Fire in Feather River Canyon exploded by more than 24,000 acres Tuesday night...The Dixie Fire in Feather River Canyon exploded by more than 24,000 acres Tuesday night...

California wildfires: Dixie Fire swells to more than 85,000 acres

The enormous Bootleg Fire is ravaging rural Oregon as the West Coast of the USA struggles against wildfires.The fire is almost as big as Houston and growing.

Thousands evacuated in Oregon as wildfire tears through more than 300,000 acres | Metro News

Oregon's bootleg fire is growing at a massive rate. As the fire continues to expand, it is literally creating its own weather.Getty Image Oregon’s Bootleg Fire is burning uncontrollably. It is set to become the state’s largest fire in history and is creating its own weather in the process. Click HERE for more …

Oregon's Wildfire Is So Massive That It Is Creating Its Own Weather

The Klamath County Museum confirmed Tuesday that the Mitchell Monument in the national forestlands northeast of Bly escaped damage from the Bootleg Fire.The Klamath County Museum confirmed Tuesday that the Mitchell Monument in the national forestlands northeast of Bly escaped damage from the Bootleg Fire.

Fire crews save monument to 1945 Bly balloon bombing from Bootleg Fire

The monument commemorates that six people who died after a bomb exploded in 1945.The Mitchell Monument marks the only place in America where death resulted from enemy action during WWII.

Mitchell Monument from WWII saved from Bootleg Fire | kgw.com

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV/CNN) – A couple said they plan to leave Oregon after losing everything in the Bootleg Fire. It was an emotional moment after Fawn Smullin and Russell King learned that they had no home to come back to. “I really don’t know what else to say about this. We’ve lost everything,” King said. “It’s absolutely heart-wrenching.” The couple said that they were building a home by hand in the mountains above the town of Bly. “All of that hard work was gone,” Smullin said. “Everything we did to beautify the place, to bring in animals, to make

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Smoke from the Bootleg Fire in South Central Oregon can be seen all the way in New York. It has burned over 388,000 acres. By Oregon standards, that’s big, but not as big as the 1845 “Great Oregon Fire” which consumed 1. 5 million acres. Big fires don’t just happen in the west. For example, there was “The Great Michigan Fire” which burned 2,500,000 acres back in 1871! Idaho is no stranger to mega-fires. What is believed to be the largest fire in U. S.Smoke from the Bootleg Fire in South Central Oregon can be seen all the way in New York. It has burned over 388,000 acres. By Oregon standards, that’s big, but not as big as the 1845 “Great Oregon Fire” which consumed 1. 5 million acres. Big fires don’t just happen in the west. For example, there was “The Great Michigan Fire” which burned 2,500,000 acres back in 1871! Idaho is no stranger to mega-fires. What is believed to be the largest fire in U. S.

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The making of a fire-breathing monster

The Tamarack Fire started as one smoldering tree. Officials weigh in on what went wrong.The Tamarack Fire started as one smoldering tree. Officials weigh in on what went wrong.

Officials discuss zero containment Tamarack Fire near Markleeville

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - For ten days in a row, extreme fire behavior in the afternoon and evening has resulted in firefighters moving to safety zones. Yesterday evening, parts of the fire received a trace amount of rain from thunderstorms in the area. While the main Bootleg Fire merged with the Log Fire as anticipated.KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - For ten days in a row, extreme fire behavior in the afternoon and evening has resulted in firefighters moving to safety zones. Yesterday evening, parts of the fire received a trace amount of rain from thunderstorms in the area. While the main Bootleg Fire merged with the Log Fi

Bootleg Fire grows 84,000 acres, despite a trace of rain