Crews Conduct Mop Up on Parts of Bootleg Fire in Southern Oregon

The Bootleg Fire burning in the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Oregon reached 413,562 acres and was 56 percent contained as of July 31, fire officials said.

This footage filmed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service shows fire crews conducting mop up operations near Dairy Creek and Lee Thomas meadows, according to officials.

“Mop up occurs in areas where the fire has been controlled but the edge still has hot spots,” the forest service wrote in a caption. “In this case, crews extinguished and removed this hazard tree near the road, preventing further spread of fire activity in the area.”

Although evacuation orders in Klamath and Lake Counties were lifted, officials warned residents in the area to remain vigilant as critical fire weather was forecast over the weekend, according to InciWeb. Credit: USDA: United States Forest Service via Storyful

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