Oregon’s largest wildfire so far this season, the Bootleg Fire, has burned nearly 400,000 acres spreading approximately four square miles a day across the southern parts of the state.
It appears the fire is now about 40% contained, with new estimates expected later today.
Officials now say they believe the cause of the Bootleg Fire is lightning.
In Oregon, Over 56% of the state faces Extreme Drought conditions – with nearly 17% of the state experiencing Exceptional Drought, the worst category.
Not a square inch of Oregon doesn’t qualify as at least Moderate Drought.