Strong winds and dry weather are fueling the massive bootleg wildfire in southeastern Oregon that has since become the largest of the 80 wildfires burning across the US.

Due to the size of the fire, it is number four on the list of the largest wildfires in the Pacific Northwest of modern times, including the wildfires.

The fire that broke out July 6th burned more than 300.000 acres, or an area larger than New York City.

The Bootleg Fire is now curbed to some 25%.

At least 2.000 homes were evacuated during the fire, and some 5.000 more were under threat.

Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, told the Wall Street Journal that the way that heat waves could occur sequentially this year is unprecedented, worsening droughts and blazes.

Yet bigger as the Bootleg Fire is, it isn’t the largest Oregon has ever seen.

With triple-digit temperatures expected to top 16 million people during the fourth heat wave in five weeks-with the greatest heat coming from the central and northern Rockies.

Bly Ranger Station

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Walla Walla River

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