Oregon’s Bootleg Fire almost doubled in its size between Saturday and Sunday to over 150,000 acres because the extreme wildfire and heatwaves continued to sear the West.
The flames in Fremont-Winema National Forest began on 6 July, and went on till Sunday, as per a report. The wildfire was very intense, which forced the firefighters to return to safety zones as well as prompted even more personnel being deployed overnight, said the fire officials.
The residents in certain areas of Klamath County had been asked to evacuate their house as wildfire went on to spread, with not being able to contained on Sunday, said the report. Investigators haven’t determined the real reason behind the fire; however, authorities said that dry fuels and dry weather contribute towards severe fire behavior.
The intense fire flames interrupted the electrical lines which transmit electricity to California from Oregon, said the energy officials. California has lost immense megawatts of the imported power as well as struggled to keep pace with operating the reserves as the temperatures increased in many parts of this state.
This Bootleg Fire comes when record wildfires as well as temperatures ravage states across West.
Notably, California’s biggest wildfire burning, the Beckwourth Complex Fire, consumed over 80,000 acres as well as destroyed around 20 homes on Sunday.