Bootleg Fire now third-largest wildfire in Oregon history. Here's what we know

The fire, burning in Southern Oregon, has grown to 399,359 acres, moving past the 2014 Buzzard Complex Fire to become the state’s third-largest wildfire.

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — In just over two weeks, Southern Oregon’s Bootleg Fire has become the third-largest wildfire in state history.

Officials say the fire was caused by lightning on July 6.

As of Thursday, July 21, the fire has already burned 399,359 acres, which translates to nearly 624 square miles  — an area larger than the city of Los Angeles.

The fire is 38% contained and has more than 2,300 personnel working to get it under control.

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