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Evacuations Lifted As Progress Made Against Oregon Wildfires

Fire crews do mop up work in Division Echo Echo of the Bootleg Fire in their efforts to fight the blaze on July 25, 2021 in the Fremont-Winema National Forest of Oregon. - the "Bootleg Fire" in Oregon, which started on July 6, 2021 near Beatty, Oregon, has burned in the space of two weeks the equivalent of the city of Los Angeles in vegetation and forests. (Photo by Mathieu Lewis-Rolland / AFP) (Photo by MATHIEU LEWIS-ROLLAND/AFP via Getty Images)

BLY, Ore. (AP) – Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation’s largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern California and another in Hawaii. Containment of the Bootleg Fire in remote southern Oregon is up to 84% late Sunday. It was 56% contained a day earlier. The blaze has scorched 646 square miles. California’s Dixie Fire covered nearly 388 square miles in mountains where 45 homes and other buildings have been destroyed. On Hawaii’s Big Island, a fire nearly 63 square miles in size forced mandatory evacuations Sunday afternoon. Those orders were lifted later in the day.


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