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Nine Firefighters Battling Bootleg Fire Contract COVID-19

(Beatty, OR)  --  Firefighters battling the largest wildfire in the country are also battling COVID-19.  Incident commanders at the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon say nine firefighters have tested positive for the virus.  They have been quarantined away from the fire camp, and contact tracing is underway to determine other people who might have been exposed.  They will be isolated until they test negative for the virus.  The fire camps have COVID-19 protocols they follow to limit spread of the virus.

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