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Bry, Oregon (AP) —Oregon’s crew is moving forward against the largest wildfire in the United States as a fire in California threatens homes.
Bootleg Fire burned an area half the size of Rhode Island.
After burning about 70 homes, 40% are surrounded.
In central Montana, federal officials said thunderstorms and swirling winds blew up wildfires from thunder on Thursday, injuring five firefighters. No details were given regarding the extent of their injuries.
In California, embers blew from the Tamarack fire south of Lake Tahoe, causing a fast-moving spot fire that prompted new evacuation on the California-Nevada route.
In western Sierra, Dixie fires have swollen to more than 223 square miles.
The· Associated Press When firefighters try to fight a fire, they report that they are using new technology to prevent small fires from erupting into large flames.
According to AP, the crew is using computers to assess risk before a fire breaks out and predicts its route before a fire breaks out.