Oregon blaze threatens 2,000 homes as new wildfires erupt in western states


Guardian News

Published on Jul 15, 2021

A swiftly spreading wildfire raged through drought-parched timber and brush in south-central Oregon for a ninth day on Wednesday, displacing hundreds of residents. The Bootleg fire – which has burned through more than 212,377 acres (85,945 hectares) of forest – has burned 21 homes and 54 other structures, according to state and federal authorities. Video obtained from the Oregon state fire marshal showed emergency crews up close to the fire as it burned around the Fremont-Winema National Forest, about 250 miles south of Portland.

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