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(Seattle, WA)  --  Wildfires in Oregon and Washington have already burned 20 times more land this year than last.  The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center is reporting over one-million charred acres in the two state's this year.  By contrast, over 52-thousand acres were destroyed in 2020.  In that time span, the number of wildfires also doubled, with 37 fires last year and 77 this year, through August 15.  Included in that total is the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, which burned more than 413-thousand acres, making it the largest wildfire in the country before final containment early this week.

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