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Sun Aug 1, 2021, 07:33 PM

Evacuations lifted as progress made against western fires

Source: AP

BLY, Oregon (AP) — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation’s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California.

Containment of the Bootleg Fire in remote southern Oregon was up to 74% on Sunday. It was 56% contained a day earlier.

“That reflects several good days of work on the ground where crews have been able to reinforce and build additional containment lines,” fire spokesman Al Nash said Sunday.

The blaze has scorched over 646 square miles (1,673 square kilometers) since being sparked by lightning July 6 in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.



Flames from the Dixie Fire crest a hill in Lassen National Forest, Calif., near Jonesville on Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/fires-environment-and-nature-evacuations-5e65a81856d01bbbfb0055dc9a89f2dd

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 07:54 PM

1. We live northwest of the Bootleg fire

Great news that they are making progress on the containment.

Unfortunately, thunderstorms happening in the hills this afternoon. Cross your fingers that we don't have another new fire started.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 2, 2021, 12:43 AM

2. I live in Ashland, Oregon

and there is a small fire in the watershed started by the lightning strikes this afternoon. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's contained. Last year's Almeda fire here was devastating. 2500 homes were burned, including my son's.

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Response to sillywabbit (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 2, 2021, 12:46 AM

3. I'm in Ashland too.

I'm so sorry to hear about your son.

We are truly spooked by the fires

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Response to sillywabbit (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 2, 2021, 01:03 AM

4. Welcome to DU, sillywabbit!

We're up here in suburban Portland.

My heart breaks for all the burned trees.

You stay safe!

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