Hot winds fuel major Oregon wildfire as evacuations continue
TRT World says Gusty winds and dry, hot weather have been increasing the size of dozens of wildfires scorching vast stretches of Oregon, California and other western states.
The Bootleg Fire in Oregon – the largest wildfire raging in the United States – is pushing to the north and east. It grew in size to nearly 212 square kilometers (468 square miles ) – an area larger than Hong Kong.
Some 2,000 people have had to evacuate, with more following on Sunday.
“The weather is really against us,” said John Flannigan, an operations section chief with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), in charge of battling the blaze.
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