Major US wildfire grows, forces more residents to flee

Major US wildfire grows, forces more residents to flee

Major US wildfire grows, forces more residents to flee

TRT World says stoked by hot, dry winds, the largest of several dozen Western wildfires have roared through more drought-parched brush and timber in southern Oregon, displacing some 2,000 residents after destroying scores of homes, officials said.

An army of nearly 2,200 personnel battling the so-called Bootleg fire, raging in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest 400 km south of Portland, increased their containment lines to 25 percent of its perimeter, up from 22 percent the day before, the Oregon Forestry Department reported.

https://www.trtworld.com/americas/major-us-wildfire-grows-forces-more-residents-to-flee-48514

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