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Bootleg Fire

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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

FIRE WEATHER WATCH ISSUED

Bootleg Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 7/28/2021

FIRE WEATHER WATCH ISSUED FOR THE KLAMATH BASIN AND FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING (7/30/2021) FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING ON DRY FUELS

· Impacts: Lightning over dry vegetation will likely result in new fire starts.  Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall with storms, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.
 
· Affected area: On Friday, the Fire Weather Watch includes Klamath and western Lake County which is Zone 624, which includes the Bootleg Fire (link to NWS Zone 624 https://tinyurl.com/4z5c7dhb)

· Wind: Southwest 5-10 mph with gusts to 15 mph, except for strong shifting winds near thunderstorms.
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY 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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