Lake County Sheriff’s Office Media Release
July 18, 2021, 2:30 p.m. (541) 947-6003
Contact: Melanie Lasley For Immediate Release firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakeview, OR – Evacuations. Additional evacuation levels have been implemented in Lake County due to increased activity on the Bootleg and Log Fires. Lake County utilized its emergency alert system to notify residents in the affected areas by text, email, and phone.
Level 2 – Be Set From the FS 29 Road and Highway 31 junction to the top of Government Harvey Pass, east to Slide Lake Trailhead, and back north to Highway 31. This includes the Monument Rock area.
Level 1 – Be Ready Including Picture Rock Pass, the Ana Subdivision, the communities of Summer Lake and Paisley, and south of Paisley along Clover Flat Road to Moss Pass. Fire officials consider the risk to Paisley to be low but want the community to be aware of increased fire hazards in the surrounding area.
These evacuation levels are in addition to the Level 2 evacuations issued early this morning and the Level 1 evacuations implemented on July 15. The most effective method for viewing current evacuation levels is by using the link to the interactive map below. Evacuation maps are also posted in and shared with community gathering places throughout the fire evacuation areas by incident management team staff.
Level 1 evacuation means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.
Level 2 evacuation means “BE SET” to evacuate. You should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice as this level indicates there is a significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
Level 3 evacuation means “GO NOW” – leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
Again, evacuation shelters are located at the following locations: the Daly Middle School Auditorium (220 South H St.) in Lakeview, the Klamath County Fairgrounds in Klamath Falls, and La Pine Middle School.
EMERGENCY INFORMATION Find the latest fire information, which is published by the Bootleg Fire Incident Management Team, via the links below.
Fire Information Public Phone: 541-482-1331
Bootleg Interactive Evacuation Map: https://kcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=4bfb02b41eb7473ca95b04c3cbd1da21
Inciweb Incident Information System: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7609/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BootlegFireInfo
Lake County Website/Facebook Page: https://www.lakecountyor.org/index.php and https://www.facebook.com/Lake-CountyOregon-104435824529906