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National Interagency Fire Center a/o 23 July

"Dixie Fire"has entered the room.
California's huge Dixie Fire exploded to "megafire" status late Thursday, forcing more mandatory evacuations in nearby communities, fire officials said Friday. At more than 221 square miles in size, it's now the largest wildfire in California.
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Meanwhile, further north in Oregon, crews were making progress in the fight against the nation's largest fire, the Bootleg Fire, as weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames there. The fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% contained after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said.
long wild fire disease, ahem
Growing research points to potential long-term health damage from breathing in microscopic particles of smoke [sic], with MILLIONS of people potentially at risk far from where huge fires burn.
by Cat on Fri Jul 23rd, 2021 at 09:35:54 PM EST
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