Bootleg Fire:

  • Location:28 miles northeast of Klamath Falls, OR 
  • Containment:98%
  • Size: 413,717 acres (646 square miles)
  • Personnel: 413

Walrus Fire:

  • Location: 10.5 miles N of Bonanza
  • Size: 75 acres
  • Containment: 91%

Yainax Fire:


  • Location: 10 miles NE of Bonanza
  • Size: 84 acres
  • Containment: 70%

(Klamath Falls, OR) – Firefighters continue to monitor and patrol the perimeter of the Bootleg Fire while demobilizing equipment to make it available for other wildfires in the region. With continued progress made, the Walrus Fire was put into patrol status today and incident managers anticipate the Yainax Fire will be put into patrol status tomorrow. 

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team continues their assessment of the impacts caused by the Bootleg Fire suppression activities. It is anticipated that the BAER  assessments will be completed by late August 2021 with the stabilization plan implemented by the Fremont-Winema National Forest shortly after. 

With the continued hot, dry weather in the coming days, vegetation on the interior of the fire perimeter may continue to burn and put up smoke. Smoke or fire seen within the containment line does not need to be reported to authorities. For any new fire starts outside of containment lines, local firefighting resources will provide initial attack with support from the Bootleg Fire personnel. 

Closures:  An emergency closure order is in effect for the Bootleg Fire on the Fremont-Winema National Forest to protect public and firefighter safety. All travel or entry into the area is prohibited. The full closure order and map are available on the website under Alerts and Closures at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/fremont-winema/alerts-notices.

Red Cross Disaster Relief: For information or assistance: 1-800-Red-Cross (www.redcrossblog.org/disaster).   

Insurance Assistance: For additional information on submitting insurance claims after losing your home or property to a wildfire, please visit https://dfr.oregon.gov/insure/home/storm/Pages/wildfires.aspx or call the state’s team of consumer advocates at 888-877-4894 (toll-free).