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Bootleg Fire

Unit Information

Fremont-Winema National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1301 S. G St.
Lakeview, OR 97630

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Bootleg Fire Information
Email: 2021.bootleg@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-891-6758
Hours: 7 AM - 8 PM

RED FLAG WARNING 2 PM FRIDAY TO 8 PM PDT SATURDAY

Bootleg Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 7/16/2021

 RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST

Beginning: Today at 2:00pm
Ending: Saturday at 8:00pm
Website: U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) (NWS) 


· Impacts: The very dry and unstable conditions will continue to support extreme fire behavior with locally generated erratic and gusty winds. Spotting could be problematic.
· Affected area: The Bootleg Fire in Oregon Fire which is Zone 624 (link to NWS Zone 624 https://tinyurl.com/4z5c7dhb)
· Wind: Southwest 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
· Humidity: As low as 8-12 percent.
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM PDT SATURDAY. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED AND IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.
 
AVOID TOSSING BURNING CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND, PARKING HOT VEHICLES ON DRY VEGETATION, AND USING EQUIPMENT THAT CAN CAUSE SPARKS. FOLLOW ALL FIRE RESTRICTIONS. FIND LINKS TO RESTRICTIONS AT WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/WILDFIRE
 
ONE LESS SPARK, ONE LESS WILDFIRE.FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR EVACUATION PLAN. WHERE WILL YOU GO? HOW WILL YOU GET THERE? WHO WILL YOU CALL TO LET OTHERS KNOW YOUR ARE SAFE? VISIT READY.GOV/WILDFIRES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
 
A RED FLAG WARNING DOES NOT MEAN THERE IS A FIRE. IT MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW OR WILL SHORTLY. THESE CONDITIONS PROMOTE RAPID SPREAD OF FIRE WHICH MAY BECOME LIFE THREATENING. EVACUATE IF ORDERED TO, OR IF A FIRE THREATENS.
 
PLAN NOW TO AVOID USING EQUIPMENT THAT COULD CAUSE SPARKS DURING THE PERIOD WHEN CRITICAL WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE. VISIT WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/WILDFIRE FOR LINKS TO FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN YOUR AREARED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR HAINES 6 WITH EXISTING FIRE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624...
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