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The wind-blown Bootleg Fire near Sprague River spans nearly 39,000 acres; evacuations in place


SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. (KTVZ) – The wind and heat powered Bootleg Fire continues to grow rapidly, reaching nearly 39,000 acres by Friday morning, burning over the Fremont-Winema National Forest and private lands north of the towns of Sprague. River and Beatty.

Although a red flag warning is no longer in effect, weather conditions overnight and through Friday continue to allow for extreme fire behavior, officials said. Additional resources have been ordered and continue to arrive.

Incident Commander: Al Lawson

Yesterday’s operations:

Firefighters continued their efforts to identify defensible locations for
fire protection and to start the fire safely. The crews succeeded in limiting the
distributed along the southern edge. However, during the day and in the evening,
the extreme behavior of the fires caused by the wind led to an active growth of fires in the east.
Authorities are currently assessing the impacts of the spread of yesterday’s fire.

Today’s operations:

In addition to ongoing daytime operations, more crews are assigned to
night shift when conditions are more favorable for effective fire fighting. Within the framework
unified command and in addition to forest firefighting efforts
ongoing, the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office Green Incident
The management team remains on site with 3 working groups focused on the structure
sort and, if possible, create defensible space around structures on both
day and night shift. Today, 2 other structural strike teams from California and
an Oregon task force arrived, with additional resources on order.


At the recommendation of the Bootleg Fire Incident Commander, here are the
current evacuation levels issued by Klamath County Emergency Management:

Level 3 (Go) – Leave immediately
• (NEW) North of the town of Beatty. North end of Godawa Springs Road
north of the stone quarry.
• Near the town of Sprague River. Upper Plateau area of ​​northern Oregon
Route des Pins.
• North of the town of Beatty. Sycan Estates Estate.
Level 2 (Get Set) – Be ready to go anytime
• North of the town of Beatty. The area north of Highway 140, on both
sides of Godowa Springs Road, south of the rock quarry.
• North of the town of Sprague River. Klamath Forest Estates / Moccasin
Hill area.

Evacuation center
Klamath County Fairgrounds (at Klamath Falls), 6th Street south entrance only.

Public meetings:
• 11 a.m. – Sprague River Community Center
• 7 p.m. – Chiloquin Community Center
• Attend meetings in person or watch the 7:00 p.m. meeting on
Facebook Live on SCOFMP Fire Info, Northwest Team 10 and the FremontWinema National Forest Facebook pages.


The Fremont-Winema National Forest is closed in the area of ​​the fire. See the maps
and the Emergency Fire Closure Order 06-02-21-03 to
www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/Fremont-winema/alerts-notices or on InciWeb.

Security message:
Monitor the increase in fire equipment traffic on the region’s roads and highways,
especially in the Chiloquin area – be careful and drive defensively!

AREA: 38,892 acres
STAFF: 328
CAUSE: Under investigation
Hand teams 19
Engines 22
Bulldozers 2
Water offers 3
Helicopters 10
Data as of 07/09/21: 8:00 a.m.
Telephone: 541-363-7765
Email: [email protected]
Web: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7609/
Facebook: SCOFMP fire info
Facebook: North West Incident
Management team 10
Facebook: Fremont-Winema NF

The conditions are unusually warm and
dry this year. Please use caution
with anything that can start a fire!
Report suspected forest fires
immediately to 911.

The smoke should continue to
impact the local area. Find more
info at

Elsewhere, the Jack Fire, along Route 138E about 40 miles east of Roseburg, has grown to nearly 5,500 acres and also remains 0% contained, officials said Friday. More information on: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7605/

Meanwhile, the lightning-triggered Lewis Rock fire five miles south of Mitchell, reported on June 30, is mapped to 368 acres and 45% contained, with more than 400 firefighters engaged in full clean-up efforts . More information on: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7604/


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