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Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

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The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California.
The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said.
At least 2,000 homes were ordered evacuated at some point during the fire and an additional 5,000 were threatened.
The upper eastern edge of the blaze continued to move toward...
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Oregon's Bootleg Fire Grows to Over 400K Acres, Now 3rd-Largest Wildfire in State History

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"Our firefighters have put in an incredible amount of hard work on this fire," said Joe Hessel of the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team.
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