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Oregon Bootleg Fire: Wildfire burns through more than 3 lakh acres


  • In the US state of Oregon, the nation's largest active wildfire has burned through more than 3 lakh acres, prompting thousands of evacuations. Over 2,000 fire-fighters are tackling the so-called Bootleg Fire - one of the largest blazes in Oregon's history. 
  • Since starting on 6 July, it has already scorched an area larger than the city of Los Angeles. 
  • It is one of more than 80 major fires raging across 13 US states, spurred by heat waves and high winds.