Sprawling Oregon blaze expands, forcing firefighters to retreat

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Stoked by hot, dry winds, the largest of several dozen Western wildfires roared through more drought-parched brush and timber in southern Oregon on Monday, displacing some 2,000 residents after destroying scores of homes, officials said.

An army of nearly 2,200 personnel battling the so-called Bootleg fire, raging in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest 250 miles (400 km) south of Portland, increased their containment lines to 25% of its perimeter, up from 22% the day before, the Oregon Forestry Department reported.

“We are fighting the fire aggressively, and there are active efforts...


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Sprawling Oregon blaze expands, forcing firefighters to retreat


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