Bootleg Fire reaches 96% containment, all evacuations lifted

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The Bootleg Fire saw a big jump in containment over the weekend. It’s now 96% contained. We’re hearing what firefighters did to get ahead of the fire.

The control lines within the wildfire have been critical in containing fire movement. Firefighters are continuing to mop up the northeast corner of the Bootleg Fire near Silver Creek. One firefighter told NBC5 News that’s been the trouble spot recently. The Oregon National Guard is leaving the area soon to help other communities in need.  All evacuations are lifted.

Ground resources on the nearby Walrus and Yainax Fires completed containment lines and are mopping up. All evacuations for the walrus fire are also lifted.

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NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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