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The Bootleg Fire in Oregon is so large, it’s creating its own weather


Updated 1:13 PM ET, Tue July 20, 2021

(CNN) As hot, dry weather conditions continue to fuel wildfires across much of the United States, the Bootleg Fire in Oregon has become so intense that it’s creating its own weather.

The fire has scorched more than 606 square miles — an area larger than Los Angeles and about half the size of Rhode Island. It grew to more than 388,350 acres overnight from Monday to Tuesday and is 30% contained, according to data from InciWeb.

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