Bootleg Fire in Oregon Grows to Largest In Nation, Burning Over 200,000 Acres

A firefighting tanker drops retardant drop over the Grandview Fire near Sisters, Oregon, on July 11, 2021. / Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Forestry

The Bootleg Fire, raging in Oregon currently that started in Klamath County, is reported to be the largest burning fire currently in the nation. The fire, which strated on July 6, has already burned more than 201,000 acres and has forced officials to place more than 100 homes under mandatory evacuation orders.

The fire as of now has destroyed 54 structures and 21 homes, as reported by KOIN. Fire officials report the fire will continue to spread in areas that have higher than average

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