Lake County Sheriff’s Office Media Release
July 19, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Melanie Lasley (541) 947-6003
For Immediate Release
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 Wireless Emergency Alert, text, email, and phone. Law enforcement agencies are also attempting to reach all affected residents, door-to-door.
Level 3 – GO NOW! From Mile Post 73 on Highway 31 south along Winter Ridge to Government Harvey Pass, then east to the Highway 31 and Government Harvey junction, then back north to include both sides of Highway 31. This area is south of the community of Summer Lake.
Level 2 – Be Set From Picture Rock Pass south along Winter Ridge to Mile Post 73 and east of the middle of Summer Lake to Government Harvey Pass, then east of Slide Lake Trailhead to west of the Red House Road junction with Highway 31, then back north including Summer Lake Flats and the Ana Subdivision.
These evacuations extend and/or change the currently implemented levels. 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.
Highway closures may occur; residents should review road closures at ODOT’s tripcheck.com.
• Level 1 evacuation means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Be aware of danger in your area and monitor emergency services websites and media outlets for information. Prepare yourself and belongings for evacuation and consider movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and pets and livestock.
• Level 2 evacuation means “BE SET” to evacuate. Be ready to leave at a moment’s notice; there is a significant danger to your area. Residents may voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside the affected area. You may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at your own risk.
• Level 3 evacuation means “GO NOW” – leave immediately! Danger is current or imminent. If you choose to ignore this advisement, understand that emergency services may not be able to assist you further. DO NOT delay to gather 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.
Fire Information. Find the latest fire information, which is published by the Bootleg Fire Incident Management Team, via the links below. EMERGENCY INFORMATION
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-County- Oregon-104435824529906