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Oregon’s Bootleg Fire burns more than 150,000 acres as wildfires rage through West

NBC News

July 2021

The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon nearly doubled in size from Saturday to Sunday, to more than 150,000 acres, as extreme heat waves and wildfires continued to scorch the West.

The intense flames in Fremont-Winema National Forest, which broke out Tuesday, burned for the sixth day Sunday, according to an incident report. The out-of-control wildfire was so intense that firefighters retreated to safety zones and deployed more personnel overnight, fire officials said.

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