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Huge Oregon blaze grows as wildfires burn across western US

Oregon blaze grows as wildfires burn across the western US.

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Oregon blaze grows as wildfires burn across the western US.

The largest wildfire in the US torched more dry forest landscape in Oregon on Sunday, one of the dozens of major blazes burning across the west as critically dangerous fire weather loomed in the coming days. The destructive Bootleg Fire just north of the California border grew to more than 476 sq miles (1,210 sq km), an area about the size of Los Angeles.

It is one of at least 70 large wildfires are burning across the US west and nearby states.

Authorities expanded evacuations that now affect some 2,000 residents of a largely rural area of lakes and wildlife refuges. The blaze, which is 22% contained, has burned at least 67 homes and 100 outbuildings while threatening thousands more.

The fire left thousands of bikers and spectators stranded in the small town and racing to get out. Climate change has taken over the world and is now causing quick weather conditions.

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