On the 18th of July, 2021, the US witnessed the blazing fire of the largest wildfire that fired across the western US. The fire grew to the north of the border of California, stretching about 1,210 sq km (476 sq miles) that sums up to the size of Los Angeles!
Out of the 70 massive wildfires burning across the western US, Bootleg Fire is one among them. There is at least 2,106 firefighting personnel fighting in the Bootleg fire battle, and the officers are tensed about the merging of the fire with the Log fire that would stretch up to 4,830 acres. The main reason for the issue is the winds, majorly erratic winds, in Bootleg fire. The wildfires have made firefighters’ jobs even more difficult by providing challenging situations, one after the other.
It is reported that the wildfire has burnt about 100 outbuildings and 67 homes; the incident is also responsible for threatening thousands more. It is said that residents from rural areas of about 2,000 in number are the prime victims of the incident.
On the other hand, the northeast in Oregan was also affected by fire in the mountains, stretched up to 44 miles per sq km. In addition to this, Elbow Creek Fire that stretched about 30 miles prompted evacuations in a few remote and small communities living around the south-eastern part of Walla Walla, Grande Ronde River, and Washington.
The Tamarack Fire incident had led to the charring of timbers and dry bush stretching of about 29 sq miles, prompted by a flash of lightning. National Weather Service in Sacramento predicted that the dry fuels in southern Oregon and California could ignite very early with the prompting of a flash of lightning. Also, meteorologists anticipated that lightning and weather could result in a wildfire, which is critically possible. In addition, they discovered the new term, “fire tornadoes,” which refers to one of the types of fire clouds that are able to create their weather. Also, the breakdown of fire in the southern part of Lake Tahoe that jumped to the highway has resulted in restrictions of riding bikes through the Sierra Nevada. Thus, it is said that this kind of unusual behavior might lead to more complications.
The Dixie fire in California stretched almost up to 39 sq miles covered places such as Feather River Canyon, California, and the northeastern town of Paradise that took the lives of 85 people.