Weather Alert

Bootleg Fire Contained, Fox Complex Grows

Flames and smoke rise from the Bootleg fire in southern Oregon on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (John Hendricks/Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Bootleg Fire in Southern Oregon is now fully contained.  The U.S. Forest Service says 100% containment was reached Sunday.  The massive blaze charred nearly 414,000 acres or 646 square miles.  408 structures were destroyed including 161 homes.

The Fox Complex Fire, the combination of the Patton Meadow and Willow Creek Fires near the town of Lakeview, grew from 200 acres to 6,200 acres.  It’s burning in timber.  One home has been destroyed and 471 more are threatened.  Level 1, 2 and 3 evacuations are in place.

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