BootLeg Fire Update


Overnight the Bootleg Fire saw a significant increase in activity and acres burned. The predicted high winds and low humidity associated with the Red Flag Warning contributed to the increase in fire activity. Due to mechanical issues, the Infrared (IR) Flight was not completed but fire managers and geographic information system specialist have worked to ground truth firefighter inputs and satellite data to produce an updated perimeter for the fire. The new acreage is estimated at 343,755 and containment remains at 25%.
Red Flag Warnings for high winds and low humidity are in place again for Monday, July 19th and the potential to experience another day of large fire growth is possible.
IR Flights are one of several data tools used to build map products for wildland fire incidents. Aircraft are equipped with thermal sensors and used to detect heat signatures and support developing incident perimeters. Other data sources that support the development of these mapping products include satellite data and ground resources providing data points.
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