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Extreme U.S. West wildfires creating lightning, fire whirls

Clip: 07/20/2021 | 5m 8s

More than 80 large fires are burning in 13 states across the U.S. currently, impacting nearly 1.3 million acres. One of the worst remains in Southern Oregon — the Bootleg Fire. It has been burning for two weeks and has already scorched an area a third of the size of Rhode Island. Carrie Bilbao with the National Interagency Fire Center joins William Brangham with the latest on the fires.

Aired: 07/20/21

Rating: NR

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