UPDATE 1 — JULY 11, 2021 — 1945 PT

July 6: Large smoke plume from the Bootleg Fire in the near background, with fire personnel responding
Credit: USFS

A wildfire named the BOOTLEG FIRE is burning about 23 miles east of Chiloquin and 11 miles northeast of the Town of Sprague River on the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Oregon.

Fire behavior is extreme with crowning, wind-driven runs and spotting.

There has been 143,607 acres of timber, brush and closed timber litter.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

It originally ignited on July 6th around 1342 hours PT.

Structures threatened with Level 2 and 3 evacuations in effect.

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Evacuations/area/road closures are in effect.

There are 926 total personnel assigned along with 19 crews, 83 engines and 10 helicopters.

The total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $3.2 Million Dollars.

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