Largest wildfire in the United States this year has scorched more than 280.000 acres so far

The next heat wave will gather momentum in NC, this time concentrating in the northern Rockies and Upper Plains, where daytime temperatures will reach triple digit.

Red flag warnings were issued for Idaho, Oregon and a handful of northern California Saturday.

Highs could top 106 degrees in northeast Montana, and lows that’re typically in the mid50s this time of year will reach 77 degrees, the National Weather Service warns.

70 major wildfires in 12 states as of Friday — mostly in the West of the United States — had scorched more than a million acres in the United States, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon has proved that on multiple occasions, and is currently the largest wildfire in the USA, rising to 273,582 hectares.

It is the biggest wildfire in the United States this year, burning 273,582 acres through Saturday morning, according to InciWeb, a U.S. wildfire information body.

Remarkably, in a typical example of the extreme wildfire behavior that has arisen from hot conditions, the massive Bootleg Fire in southeastern Oregon has repeatedly produced hazardous, high clouds of ash and water vapor known as pyro-cumulonimbus clouds.

Fire officials from Butte County in northern California are fighting the Dixie Fire, which has grown to 9,847 acres and has contained only 12%, Cal Fire said Saturday.

2021 Oregon wildfires

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The 2021 Oregon wildfire season began in May 2021. At least 597 fires have burned 15,300 acres across the state as of June 25, 2021, according to the state government. (wikipedia)


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