KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore — The fast moving Bootleg fire has claimed at least 50 structures in Klamath county as crews race to control the flames.
The Bootleg fire, now the biggest in the nation, is estimated at 153,535 acres and is 0% contained.
The size of the fire is forcing firefighters to split into two different fire management zones.
On Saturday, the fire crossed into the northern section of neighboring Lake County.
Meanwhile firefighters in Paisley worked to contain two fires separated hours apart Monday afternoon.
The Paisley Volunteer Fire Department shared on Facebook that the “Log” fire is burning about 30 acres on United States Forest Service lands. It’s located on the 28 road at the junction of the 3219.
The Shaw Fire was held to less than an acre on highway 31 at MP47 in Silver Lake.
“We cannot stress enough how dry it is right now and how easily a fire will start. Please please be careful.” The department shared on Facebook.
Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]