“The fire is so large and generating so much energy and extreme heat that it’s changing the weather,” said Marcus Kauffman, a spokesman for the state forestry department. “Normally the weather predicts what the fire will do. In this case, the fire is predicting what the weather will do.”
Fountain, Henry. 2021. "How Bad Is the Bootleg Fire? It's Generating Its Own Weather" The New York Times. July 19, 2021.