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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

RED FLAG WARNING FOR WEDNESDAY AND FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR THURSDAY

Bootleg Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 8/3/2021

Fire Weather Warning

Beginning: 2021-08-03T20:27:00

Ending: 2021-08-05T05:00:00

New Alert

KLAMATH BASIN AND THE FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST- 127 PM PDT TUE AUG 3 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH AND HAINES 6 OVER THE BOOTLEG FIRE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624... ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 10 PM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH AND HAINES 6 OVER THE BOOTLEG FIRE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RH AND HAINES 6 OVER THE BOOTLEG FIRE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 10 PM PDT WEDNESDAY. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED AND IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

· IMPACTS: STRONG, GUSTY WIND WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND CRITICALLY DRY VEGETATION WILL GREATLY INCREASE THE SPREAD POTENTIAL OF ANY NEW AND EXISTING FIRES. VERY DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLUME DOMINATION IS POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY-GENERATED ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS. SPOTTING COULD BE PROBLEMATIC.

· AFFECTED AREA: IN SOUTH CENTRAL OR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 624, INCLUDING THE BOOTLEG FIRE.

· WIND: SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 TO 35 MPH.

· HUMIDITY: 5 TO 10 PERCENT.

· ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: CONDITIONS WILL BE MOST CRITICAL WEDNESDAY AS WINDS INCREASE AND RH REACH THEIR MINIMUM.

· VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT: HTTPS://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MFR/HAZARD

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

GATHER YOUR FIRE EVACUATION KIT NOW. COLLECT ESSENTIALS YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE AND PRIORITIZE YOUR CHECKLIST. VISIT READY.GOV/KIT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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.