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East Bay firefighters back from Oregon compare Bootleg Fire to a freight train

A strike team composed of firefighters from Alameda County and the cities of Oakland, Fremont and Hayward has returned to the Bay Area after two weeks battling the massive Bootleg Fire in Oregon. The team worked 12-hour shifts for two weeks and experienced erratic fire behavior in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, including a pyrocumulonimbus cloud […]