Lake County Sheriff’s Office Media Release Contact: Melanie Lasley
July 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m. (541) 947-6003
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Lakeview, OR – Evacuations. Evacuation levels for the Bootleg Fire are being lowered again in Lake County. Thanks both to some helpful weather and firefighters’ containment efforts, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management are removing all residences in Lake County outside of the fire’s perimeter from a Level 3 evacuation. Effective immediately:
Level 3 – GO NOW!
A Level 3 evacuation remains in place for all areas inside the Bootleg Fire perimeter. The Level 3 extends to areas immediately adjacent to the fire line in all directions, and also includes Yamsay Mountain, Thompson Reservoir, and the Sycan Marsh to the top of Winter Rim.
Level 2 – Be Set
A Level 2 evacuation is in place adjacent to the Level 3 evacuation area in all directions, and encompasses Highway 31 from milepost 73 south to Monument Rock.
Level 1 – Be Ready
A Level 1 evacuation is in place adjacent to the Level 2 evacuation area in all directions. The communities of Summer Lake and Paisley are in no evacuation level.
Please use the link to the interactive map below to view these current evacuation levels.
Despite lowered evacuation levels, Lake County must remain vigilant to hazards presented by the Bootleg Fire. The fire is still actively burning in many areas and firefighters and equipment are traveling and accessing the fire from Lake County roads and highways. Further, the Fremont-Winema Forest remains closed; see updated closure orders on the Fremont-Winema website under ‘Alerts and Notices’.
Fire Information. Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect in parts of Lake County over the next several days. This means current fires may become more active and new fire starts may occur.
Find the latest fire information, which is published by the Bootleg Fire Incident Management Team, via the links below.
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