California wildfire crosses into Nevada prompting mandatory evacuations as Oregon's Bootleg Fire grows to half the size of Rhode Island | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

California wildfire crosses into Nevada prompting mandatory evacuations as Oregon's Bootleg Fire grows to half the size of Rhode Island

A Northern California wildfire prompted evacuations after crossing into Nevada as crews continue to battle a mammoth blaze in southern Oregon.

The Tamarack Fire south of Lake Tahoe had burned more than 68 square miles of timber and head-high chaparral in national forest land on Wednesday. It erupted on July 4 and was one of nearly two dozen blazes sparked by lightning strikes.

More than 1,200 firefighters were battling the Alpine County blaze, which has destroyed at least 10 buildings.

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