Wildfire fighters advance against biggest US blaze amid dire warnings

Oregon’s Bootleg fire 84% contained but parched conditions raise risk of new ignitions

Firefighters made progress battling some of the largest fires burning across the west, but dangers of flare-ups and new ignitions remain amid hot, dry conditions that will bake the parched landscape.

Nine large fires have collectively burned more than 1.8m acres in 12 states, the National Interagency Fire Center reported on Monday morning, including 23 in Montana, some of which have displayed extreme fire behavior.

#WildlandFireOutlook: Above normal significant fire potential is forecast to continue through September for much of the Northwest, Northern Rockies, and northern portions of the Great Basin and Rocky Mountain Geographic Areas. #FireYear2021 https://t.co/lIEU9iuUtRpic.twitter.com/aWdfLjcpTm

Temperatures will be increasing, peaking Tues/Wed this coming week. Widespread 100’s are expected for interior areas and the San Gabriel Valley by Tues, with cooler temps near the coast. This can be hazardous for vulnerable populations so prepare according. #socal #caHeat #cawx pic.twitter.com/v6INdBQbyq

#Smoke from #wildfires in the western U.S. and west/central Canada continue to blanket much of continental North America. Many of these fires will burn for weeks to come, and some (in more remote forests) will likely burn until autumn/winter snow arrives. https://t.co/K4JjOPQ2Ck

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