While hot, dry weather continues to fuel wildfires over large parts of the United States, the Bootleg Fire in Oregon has become so intense that it generates its own weather.

Large parts of southern and western New York remain at risk from wildfires on Tuesday with nearly 3.5 million people under red flags, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service’s meteorological forecast page.

Over 337.000 people remain warned of excessive heat warnings, in addition to almost 650.000 more being under heatwave warning.

It was one of at least eight major fires in Oregon and one of at least 83 that continue to burn in 13 states, the National Interagency Fire Center said.

Bootleg fire alters the climate

Wildfires have ravaged parts of the U.S. Southwest while the West Coast remains locked in a heatwave.

The bootleg fire started July 6 in Fremont-Winema National Forest near the California border and has so far generated no damage.

More than 2.000 people have been evacuated from their homes, according to fire service spokeswoman Sarah Gracey.

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Weather is the state of the atmosphere, describing for example the degree to which it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. On Earth, (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)

National Interagency Fire Center

The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho is the physical facility which is the home to the National Interagency Coordination Center , and the National Multi-Agency Coordination group . (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)

National Hurricane Center

The National Hurricane Center is the division of the United States’ NOAA/National Weather Service responsible for tracking and predicting tropical weather systems between the Prime Meridian and the (wikipedia)

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, (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)

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California wildfires

This is a partial and incomplete list of California wildfires. California has dry, windy, (wikipedia)

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices

The National Weather Service operates 122 weather forecast offices in six regions. Each weather forecast office has a geographic area of responsibility, also known as a county warning area, (wikipedia)

Kate Brown

Katherine Brown is an American politician and attorney serving as the 38th governor of Oregon since 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, (wikipedia)

August Complex fire

The August Complex was a massive wildfire that burned in the Coast Range of Northern California, in Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama, Trinity, and Shasta Counties. (wikipedia)

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)