The firefighters spent hours protecting a housing development in Nevada from the blaze.
"Our firefighters have put in an incredible amount of hard work on this fire," said Joe Hessel of the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team.
The Dixie Fire, which burned 223 square miles by Friday morning, is the largest wildfire California has seen so far in 2021.
"4 million acres—more land than the state of Connecticut—burned last year, forcing families across the U.S. to breathe polluted air," wrote Rep. Katie Porter.
The projected cost of burying 10 percent of the company's distribution and transmission lines ranges from $15 billion to $30 billion.
The blazes that have been burning in California for more than a week are currently just 15 percent contained.
A meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the phenomenon of wildfire smoke traveling thousands of miles east has emerged over the past two years.
Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez have pleaded not guilty to all charges related to the El Dorado Fire, including one felony count of involuntary manslaughter.
At least 83 large wildfires are currently burning in the U.S., as close to 20,000 wildland firefighters are tackling the blazes across 13 states.
Rob Allen, incident commander for PNW Incident Management Team 2, which is responding to the Bootleg Fire, said in the update that "fighting this fire is a marathon, not a sprint."
At least 83 large wildfires are currently burning across the U.S., as close to 20,000 personnel are attempting to tackle the blazes.
"We are prepared for the worst, and hoping for the best," Mike McCann said in a statement released by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
The cause of the blaze remains unknown.
Firefighters are tackling 80 large wildfires currently burning across at least 14 U.S. states that have been exacerbated by a summer heatwave and drought.
Hundreds of flights into Denver International Airport were delayed Monday after the FAA implemented a traffic management program due to haze and smoke.
PG&E equipment has been linked to major wildfires in the past including a 2018 fire that killed 85 people.
The National Weather Service has warned that lightning could cause more wildfires to break out in the state that is already battling nine active blazes.
Air quality has taken a major hit due to wildfires in Oregon, with fire clouds in the state also reaching dangerous levels.
The fire doubled in size almost daily early on, with strong winds from the south on Thursday afternoon pushing the flames rapidly to the north and east.
The Bootleg Fire, the largest blaze currently burning across the U.S., is only 7 percent contained after already destroying over 220,000 acres.
"This fire is going to continue to grow," said an incident commander. "The extremely dry vegetation and weather are not in our favor."
"Many areas of WA are currently under the stress of these extreme drought conditions," Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in a tweet.
Wildfires have been burning in several states in the U.S. West Coast over the last week after a heatwave hit the country.
A public information officer for the Bootleg Fire wrote to Newsweek that the estimated containment date was set in November because officials "will have a great deal of mop-up, repair and recovery to complete."
The Pacific Gas & Electric company shut down power lines located near the fire, but has not commented on whether the lines were involved in the fire.
Data shows the number of wildfires reported in 2021 is the most since 2011, when there were 40,051 reported wildfires.
Wildfires have been burning across the U.S. West Coast after the areas were hit with a summer heatwave over the last week.