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Oregon Bootleg fire: US blaze grows to size of Los Angeles

Telegraph, 20 Jul 2021
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Stoked by hot, dry winds, the largest of several dozen Western wildfires roared through more drought-parched brush and timber in southern Oregon on Monday.

An army of 2,250 personnel battling the so-called Bootleg fire, raging in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest 250 miles south of Portland, had managed to carve containment lines around 30 per cent of the perimeter by late Monday, up from 22 per cent the day before.

The fire is now roughly the size of Los Angeles, the Daily Beast reported.

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