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Oregon Bootleg Fire's Blazes Continue To Grow, Wafts Smoke Over Entire U.S.

In this photo provided by the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshall, flames and smoke rise from the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (John Hendricks/Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)
In this photo provided by the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshall, flames and smoke rise from the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (John Hendricks/Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)

The massive Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon has burned nearly 400,000 acres within the last two weeks — an area larger than Los Angeles. Smoke from the fire has polluted skies as far a New York City.

Liam Moriarty of Jefferson Public Radio joins host Celeste Headlee to discuss.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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