Arrest made in Stagecoach Fire

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A suspected arson that alledgedly started the Stagecoach fire off of Highway 97 and Michael Road has been arrested by the Klamath County Sheriff’s office.

30 year old Kelly Parker was living in a camp trailer on BLM land, and had a campfire and didn’t put it out completely.

The fire has torched 330 acres,  including Parker’s truck, trailer, and one cabin in the fire’s pathway. The fire 8 miles northeast of Gilchrist is 10% contained as of this afternoon.

65 people are working on the fire near La Pine that was first reported by the O’ Dell Butte Lookout station.

In addition, a forest service law enforcement officer was injured during the fire when he was evcuating people from the fire and crashed his patrol vehicle.

He was treated for his injuries and released.