States Share Resources As Wildfires Rage Across US West

More than 85 large wildfires were burning around the country, most of them in Western states.

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Cal Fire firefighters battle the Dixie Fire near Prattville in Plumas County, Calif., on Friday, July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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Crews from multiple states are battling wildfires in Montana, where five firefighters were injured combatting one of numerous blazes that have ravaged rural lands and threatened or destroyed homes across the U.S. West. The nation’s largest wildfire, southern Oregon’s Bootleg fire, was over 40% contained Saturday as more than 2,200 crew members worked to corral it in the heat and wind, fire officials said. The growth of the sprawling blaze had slowed, but thousands of…

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