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Weather Watch in Effect for Basin, Surrounding Areas

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A fire weather watch goes into effect this morning as forecasters predict strong winds throughout the day. The watch covers Siskiyou County, the Klamath Basin’s Freemont-Winema National Forest, and Eastern Lake and Western Harney Counties. Forecasters say the Weed area could see some of the strongest wind gusts. A Red Air Quality Advisory...
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Klamath-Based Firefighter Seriously Injured

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A fire fighter was seriously injured Sunday night when a dead tree fell and hit him. 51-year old Wally Ochoa Junior is based out of the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Klamath Falls and is a member of the Winema Interagency Hotshot Crew. He was injured while fighting the Freezeout Ridge Fire in...
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Fire Weather Watch in Effect for Tuesday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Hot temperatures and strong winds have prompted another Fire weather watch. The watch goes into effect tomorrow morning and covers Siskiyou County, the Klamath Basin’s Freemont-Winema National Forest, and Eastern Lake and Western Harney Counties. Forecasters say the Weed area could see some of the strongest wind gusts.
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Boles Fire Fully Contained

Klamath Falls, Ore. The Boles fire in Weed Oregon was declared to be 100-percent contained over the weekend. The fire scorched 479 acres, and more than 100 homes, along with about 50 businesses and other buildings. Damage Assessment Teams are inspecting the area and will produce a final damage report. An evacuation center at the Mt. Shasta...
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Happy Camp Fire at 131,000 Acres

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Hot weather and wind pushed the Happy Camp fire complex to grow over the weekend, though the fire did NOT jump any containment lines. The fire is now more than 131-thousand acres. While crews are still actively fighting the flames, other crews are working to repair areas of the Klamath National Forest...
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Central Point Man Claims Bear Attacked Him

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Central Point man was taken to the hospital Saturday night after he says he was attacked by a bear in his back yard. According to State Police, the 57-year old man said he was attacked by a sow that was protecting her two cubs. Based on the man’s injuries and lack...
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Cows Cause Traffic Issues on the Southside Bypass

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Some cattle got loose, causing traffic problems on the Southside Bypass overnight. Oregon State Police were called out to help get about 50 cows off the roadway and back into a pasture. According to dispatchers, 2 cars hit cows, but no one was injured. 
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Melting Glacier Causes Mud Flow near Mt. Shasta

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An ice glacier is causing traffic problems near Mt. Shasta. No vehicles are being allowed access to Pilgrim Creek Road or Mud Creek after a mud flow washed out a portion of Road 31. Deputies in the area reported that the mud is about the consistency of wet concrete. The mud...
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Man Uses Toy Gun in Attempted Holdup

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to rob a Klamath Falls business at gunpoint. According to a press release from the police department, 41-year old Justin Heath Keffer had painted a toy gun to look like a real one, then, wearing a mask, went to Black Dog...
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Some Irrigation Water Available

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s been a rough water year all around… but that hasn’t stopped the Klamath Irrigation District from making some water available to its neighbors. The KID has made a small amount of irrigation water available to Warren Act Contractors, and will continue to provide as much water as possible to patrons...
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