The Bootleg fire in Oregon that has destroyed more than 150 buildings and displaced several thousand people is so large that according to officials, it may not have been completely extinguished until November.

A 2018 video shows a fire tornado passing under California’s Carr Fire.

The fire could not be completely extinguished until widespread humidity fell across the whole area in late October or November, Fire Department spokeswoman Katy O’Hara told The Washington Post.

Heat waves and droughts caused by climate change, along with strong winds, promote and make it more difficult to control fires, the BBC is told.

“a marathon, not a sprint.”Rob Allen

On Tuesday, chief executive Rob Allen warned that the fight could be a “marathon, not a sprint.”

The bootleg fire is so big it has been creating its own weather at times – tall pyrocumulus clouds of condensed moisture, absorbed by the pillar of smoke in the Fire by scorched vegetation and surrounding air.

Eventually the clouds caused fire tornadoes of heat, ash, smoke, and high winds, killing one firefighter, according to CNBC.

These clouds can generate lightning storms and strong winds, which can ignite new fires and distribute flames.

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2017 Oregon wildfires

The 2017 Oregon wildfires were a series of wildfires that burned over the course of 2017. The 2017 fire season in the state of Oregon was a particularly notable one. (wikipedia)


Bootleg Fire

The Bootleg Fire is a large wildfire that started near Beatty, Oregon on July 6, 2021. As of 20 July 2021 it has burned 364,113 acres and is 30% contained. At the fire’s fastest growth in mid July, (wikipedia)


Barry Point Fire

The Barry Point Fire was a wildfire that burned over 92,977 acres of Oregon and California forest land during the summer of 2012. The fire began on 5 August 2012, the result of a lightning strike. (wikipedia)


Lava Fire (2012)

The Lava Fire was a wildfire that burned over 21,500 acres of Oregon rangeland during the summer of 2012. The fire began on 23 July 2012, the result of a lightning strike. (wikipedia)


Climate of New York (state)

The climate of New York state is generally humid continental, while the extreme southeastern portion of the state lies in the warmer humid subtropical climate zone. (wikipedia)