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AROUND OREGON: Bootleg Fire hits full containment, but works continues

KLAMATH FALLS - After burning for 39 days, the Bootleg Fire is now under the full containment of fire crews.

The determination Sunday night marked the likely end of growth on Oregon’s third-largest wildfire since 1900, which burned over more than 400,000 acres of national forest and grazing allotments in Klamath and Lake counties.

The total acreage on the Bootleg Fire is currently 413,717 acres, Tamara Schmidt, public affairs officer for the Forest Service on the Fremont-Winema National Forest said. The current count is that the fire destroyed 161 residences and 247 other structures.

”This isn’t the end of the Bootleg Fire,” Schmidt said. “Its a case of we are still going to be telling stories coming from the fire interior.”

Currently, there are five engines still dedicated to the Bootleg. Teams are assessing . . .