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Bootleg Fire burns 408,930 acres, 46% contained

Personnel working on the fire is up to 2,216.

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 12:05 PM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Firefighters have held the Bootleg Fire above Winter Rim, aided by the recent burnout operation near Summer Lake. Progress on the suppression of the fire now reaching 46% containment.

Containment lines on the eastern side of the fire continue to be improved by removing smoldering fuels from the fire’s edge. Crews use visual signs during the day to find these areas of smoke.

On the west side of the fire, containment lines continue to hold and are being patrolled.

The Oregon National Guard is joining forces with firefighters as crews continue operations.

Crews will continue to mop-up and look for areas to engage the fire to keep it east of the 36 Road.

The night shift constructed an indirect line from the 28 Road to Sycan River and prepared for a possible future burnout operation to prevent northern movement of the fire in that area. Contingency lines and structure protection also continue to be improved around Summer Lake and Paisley today.

The fire is still active in Coyote Creek. Crews are looking for opportunities to tie the fire line from Coyote Creek into the 400 Road and prepare for a possible burnout operation.

Joe Hessel, Incident Commander for the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team said, "Severe fire weather conditions and extremely dry fuels continue to challenge us on this fire.”

Firefighters from this fire may be called to provide initial attack response to new fire starts that have the potential to rapidly grow, given the extremely dry fuel conditions.

According to Bootleg fire officials, as the smoke lifts today, fire behavior is expected to pick up in the afternoon. Today will be the warmest and driest for the next several days. Winds are forecast to become increasingly northwesterly throughout the day but remain light.

Officials say the public can look forward to a steady improvement in humidity and cooler temperatures into early next week as a surge of moisture brings the potential for showers and thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday.

Lingering smoke remains in the region from northern California fires. There will be reduced visibility in the area with smoke and haze lingering through tonight. Drivers in the area are being urged to use caution, turn on headlights and be aware that heavy, slower moving firefighting equipment are on the roads.

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