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Ferguson Fire update

FERGUSON FIRE THREATENS STRUCTURES – 5 p.m. Lakeview, Oregon – The Ferguson fire, approximately 30 miles east of Klamath Falls, Oregon (five miles north of Beatty, Oregon), was reported around noon today. The fire is estimated to be 150 acres and growing. Initial reports are that one structure was lost and additional structures are...
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UPDATE: Ferguson Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A wildfire that broke out about 30 miles North of Klamath Falls Friday afternoon has destroyed one structure, and threatens several others.  The Ferguson Fire was reported shortly afternoon noon in the Sprague River Valley. Fire agencies quickly deployed resources to the area, including at least three air support vehicles.  Several...
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New Fire Reported in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fire crews are converging at Ferguson Mountain in the Sprague River Valley as a new wildfire was reported shortly after noon today. Erica Hupp with the Winema-Fremont National Forest says she can’t confirm reports that evacuations are underway, but said there are at least four air units enroute to help fight...
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UPDATE: One Critical After Klamath Falls Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One person is in critical condition, and two others were injured after an accident on the Southside Bypass and Homedale road Thursday afternoon. Oregon State Troopers say 41-year old John Gillman from Klamath Falls tried to make a left turn in front of a pick-up truck outfitted with a camper. He was...
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Keno Community Rallies to Rescue Abandoned Dog

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The power of Facebook, and a lot of big hearts, may have saved the life of an abandoned dog. A young Klamath County girl posted a status on her Facebook page yesterday complaining that her Jack Russell had bitten her, so her mom was going to dump the dog out in a remote area of Keno. That...
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One Critical After Klamath Falls Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One person is in critical condition, and two others were injured after an accident on the Southside Bypass and Homedale road yesterday afternoon. Oregon State Troopers say a 41-year old Klamath Falls man tried to make a left turn in front of a pick-up truck outfitted with a camper. He was not...
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Forestry Officials Ask Residents to Use Extra Caution

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Tens of thousands of acres of land in Oregon have been scorched by fire so far this summer. And while some of those fires are caused by lightning, MOST are not. Erica Hupp with the Fremont-Winema National Forest says that nation-wide, 9 out of 10 wildfires are cause by people leaving campfires...
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Shaniko Butte 80% Contained

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Shaniko Butte fire in the Warm Springs Indian Reservation is now at more than 40-thousand acres and 80-percent contained. Some light rain earlier this week both helped and hindered fire fighting efforts, as the rains created slick conditions that prevented crews from getting equipment where they needed it.
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OSP: ODOT Employee’s Death an Accident

Oregon state police say an ODOT employee who died this week was accidentally run over by a dump truck. According to an OSP press release 54-year old Donald Kendall died near Echo on Tuesday afternoon .
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Health Advisory: High Toxin Levels in Odell Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  High toxin levels found at Klamath County lake   A health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Odell Lake, located off Highway 58 in Klamath County, about 31 miles southeast of the Lane County city of Oakridge.   Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of very...
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