Lake County Sheriff’s Office Media Release August 2, 2021, 3:45 p.m. For Immediate Release
Contact: Melanie Lasley (541) 947-6003
Lakeview, OR – Evacuations. Evacuation levels for the Bootleg Fire are being changed in the Summer Lake area because of predicted weather forecasts, change in drying fuels and observed fire behavior.
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. Because of predicted weather forecasts, and the recommendation of the Incident Management Team, the Summer Lake area along Highway 31, from Mile Post 73, north to Picture Rock Pass will be placed at a Level 1 Evacuation. This will include the Ana Subdivision east of Highway 31.
Please use the link to the interactive map below to view these current evacuation levels.
While containment increases on the Bootleg Fire, Lake County must remain vigilant to hazards presented by the 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