Bootleg Fire


The Klamath Tribe in Oregon wants to create its own fire agency, following this year’s Bootleg Fire which burned much of their ancestral land. 


Fire crews are making progress on several wildfires burning across Oregon, but crews will be challenged as as a stretch of hot weather is forecast throughout the region this week.

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A delegation of Oregon lawmakers is pressing FEMA to detail its steps for improving disaster assistance after major wildfires.


Five major fires are burning in Oregon, including the largest fire in the United States, in Klamath County. The Bootleg Fire was at more than 201,000 acres in size Tuesday. It’s burning actively on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, about 11 miles north of the town of Sprague River.

Jack Fire

Governor Kate Brown Monday invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Grandview Fire that broke out in Jefferson County Sunday afternoon.