The Bootleg Fire continues to burn on the Fremont-Winema National Forest and private lands approximately 11 miles northeast of the town of Sprague River, Oregon. A Red Flag Warning for strong, gusty winds with low relative humidity remains in effect this evening until 8 p.m.
Extreme fire behavior has continued today, resulting in fire growth to the south and east, leading to additional evacuation orders. Despite the challenges posed by weather and terrain, firefighters continue to look for opportunities to safely engage the fire and to assess defensible locations where effective fire breaks can be constructed. Crews have also continued their work on protection measures for private properties in the area, focusing on structural triage and preparation by creating defensible space around structures.
At the request of the Bootleg Incident Commander, following are the current evacuation levels issued by Klamath County Emergency Management:
- Near the town of Sprague River. Upper Tableland area north of Oregon Pines Road.
- North of the town of Beatty. Sycan Estates area.
- North of the town of Beatty. The area north of Highway 140, on both sides of Godowa Springs Road.
- North of the town of Sprague River. Klamath Forest Estates/Moccasin Hills area.
- None at this time.