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Bootleg Fire in Klamath County grows to nearly 77K acres – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-07-10 14:55:20 –

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — A pirated fire in Klamath County has spread to nearly 77,000 acres, officials said Saturday.

At least 3,000 buildings in the small towns of Spray River and Beatty are under fire threat. Officials confirmed in KOIN6 News On Friday; however, the majority are under Level 2 evacuation notices.

As of Saturday, the pirated fire was 76,897 acres, or about 120 square miles, with 580 employees responding to the wildfire. The fuel for the fire is wood and brushes in arid climate, but officials said the fuel content was record low.

The evacuation notice for the pirated fire did not change immediately overnight and stayed for the next period.

Level 3 “Go Now” – Located near the town of Sprague River, including the Upper Tableland area north of Oregon Pines Road, and north of the town of Beatty, including the Sican Estate area.

Level 2 “Get Set” – near the north of Beatty, including north of Highway 140 and both sides of Godwa Springs Road, and north of the Sprague River, including the Klamath Forest Estate / Moccasin Hills area.

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