MOCCASIN HILL FIRE DESTROYS RESIDENCES;

 

MOCCASIN HILL FIRE DESTROYS RESIDENCES;
RED CROSS SHELTER SET UP AT SPRAGUE RIVER COMMUNITY CENTER

Lakeview, Ore. – The Moccasin Hill Fire has grown to over 600 acres destroying unidentified number of residences and other structures in the Moccasin Hill subdivision North of Sprague River, Oregon. Klamath County Sheriff Department has evacuated over 100 people from Sprague River Drive and N. Arrowhead Lane. Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Sprague River Community Center.

The following interagency resources are currently assigned to this incident: 10 engines, 3 crews, 3 dozer, 1 water tender, one single engine air tanker (SEATs), five helicopters, three heavy air tankers, one very large air tanker (VLAT), one lead plane and one air attack. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Due to the complexity of the Moccasin Hill Fire, the South Central Oregon Fire Management Type III Incident Management Team has been ordered to manage suppression efforts for the incident. The Fire is burning on private land in heavy timber and brush and currently under investigation.

To report a fire, call 911 or contact the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center (LIFC) at 541-947-6315. Information on current public use restrictions may be obtained by calling 541-947-6259 or visiting LIFC’s Web site at:

http://www.scofmp.org/lifc.shtml.

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