Bootleg Fire Update – 394,000 Acres Burned, Smoke From Western Fires Reaches East Coast

A bear cub in a burned area of the Bootleg Fire. Photo by safety officer Bryan Daniels via the Bootleg Fire Facebook page.

The Bootleg Fire burning in southern Oregon in Klamath and Lake Counties has now reached 394,000 acres.  The massive fire is still currently burning towards the North and East, and has 32% containment.

Bootleg Fire Progression Map as of July 21, 2021. Map via

Recently smoke from fires across the western United States has been blown up into Canada and to the east coast as far as New York City.

Currently there are 2,268 personnel, 47 hand crews, 197 engines, 70 water tenders, 70

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