Oregon Wildfire So Large That It Is Creating Extreme Weather

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The super-heated air and smoke from Oregon’s Bootleg wildfire have reportedly impacted the weather.

A pyrocumulus cloud from the fire – also known as a “fire cloud” – has formed over the blaze, bringing lightning and other threats and extending upward to 30,000 feet.

The fire, located 15 miles northwest of Beatty, has already scorched more than 364,000 acres in two weeks and has been contained to 30% by the more than 2,200 personnel working to fight the flames – some of which had hopscotched over fire-retardant containment lines.

Skies in New York City and across the East Coast were hazy against a bright orange sun on Tuesday as the smoke from Bootleg and other Western wildfires was blown eastward.

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