MAUPIN, Ore. – The largest wildfire burning in Oregon has grown to nearly 100,000 acres.
At 99,170 acres, the Boxcar Fire has scorched an area twice the size of Washington, D.C. in Central Oregon near the town of Maupin.
Air tankers and helicopters have been dropping water and fire retardant on hot spots to help secure the fire lines.
The fire, which is 47 percent contained, merged with the South Junction Fire over the weekend. It was sparked by lightning on Thursday.
Crews are hoping to have it fully contained by July 6.
- Boxcar Fire burns nearly 100,000 acres
- South Umpqua Complex Fire burning 1,500 acres
- Taylor Creek fire burning 27,000 acres
- South Umpqua Complex Fire burns nearly 12,000 acres
- Grass fire near University of Oregon burns one acre
- Terwilliger Fire east of Springfield burning more than 1,200 acres
- Debris burn causes 25 acre fire near Glide
- Longview fire burns 3 acres close to interstate
- People and animals evacuated as raging fire burns 3,000 acres in Maui
- Days Coffee Fire grows to 140 acres