- Title: Firefighters battle Oregon wildfires
- Date: 14th July 2021
- Summary: BEATTY, OREGON, UNITED STATES (JULY 13, 2021) (REUTERS) REMNANTS OF A SPOT FIRE AS FIREFIGHTERS SPRAY WATER FIRE VEHICLE ARRIVING ON SCENE REMNANTS OF A SPOT FIRE AS FIREFIGHTERS SPRAY WATER (SOUNDBITE) (English) BOOTLEG FIRE OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF, BERT THAYER, SAYING: "So I really want to emphasize how dry it is out here. And the extreme fire conditions that there are. I wish we had something more than Extreme to explain it because it's historical fire behavior with a historical drought that we're seeing out here." SIGN READING FOREST FIRE DANGER ON RED
- Embargoed: 28th July 2021 10:13
- Keywords: Bootleg Fire Grandview Fire Oregon heat wildfire
- Location: SISTERS AND BEATTY, OREGON, UNITED STATES
- City: SISTERS AND BEATTY, OREGON, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Fires,United States
- Reuters ID: LVA002ELTCQX3
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- Story Text:Firefighters continued to battle wildfires throughout Oregon on Tuesday (July 13) as temperatures remained high.
The so-called Grandview Fire continued to rage in the central part of the state.
According to officials, the fire covers fifty-seven-hundred acres and is five percent contained. It has triggered evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings..
Meanwhile, firefighters also worked to contain the so-called Bootleg Fire which has burned through more than 153,000 acres (nearly 240 square miles) in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Crews have made little progress containing the blaze.
The flames were burning along a high voltage power corridor connecting Oregon's power grid with California's, worrying officials in both states that electricity could be knocked out to thousands of homes and businesses.
Hundreds of residents in the Klamath Falls area, in south-central Oregon, were under mandatory evacuation orders, and in an unusual step, county officials said residents who defy them could face citations or arrest.
(Production: Mathieu Lewis-Rolland)
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