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UPDATE 2 – JULY 17, 2021 – SATURDAY

A wildfire named the BOOTLEG FIRE is burning about 23 miles east of Chiloquin and 11 miles northeast of the Town of Sprague River and 28 miles northeast of Klamath Falls on the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Oregon.

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Current Fire Behavior ies extreme, crowning, running, spotting. Fire remains very active with significant acreage increases due to hot, dry, and breezy conditions, and plume-dominated fire behavior. 

There has been 281,208 acres of timber, brush and closed timber litter. Crews have gained a 22% containment status.

The cause is unknown and under investigation. There has been 75 structures that have been destroyed.

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

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Evacuations/area/road closures are in effect.

There are 2,106 total personnel assigned along 44 crews, 195 engines and 14 helicopters.

The total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $15.8 Million Dollars.

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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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