Two Saturday Arrests in KF

Bail is set at $100,000 for a Klamath Falls man accused of what prosecutors call a “particularly violent” attack on his girlfriend.  Martin Corns was arrested Saturday for an assault on the woman near the intersection of Homedale Road and Foothills Boulevard.  Police say he hit her while holding his keys so hard one...
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Pel Fire

Monday Afternoon Pelican Fire Update

The North Pelican fire does NOT have any evacuations or warnings, for animals or humans, currently in effect. We understand that there may be some confusion with news reports from other fires in South Central Oregon. If evacuation warnings were to occur, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath County Emergency Management Office and Fire...
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North Pelican Fire Over 1100 Acres

The lightning caused North Pelican Fire grew slightly today to approximately 1,100 acres. Fire growth was generally along the southern and eastern perimeters. Crews and equipment made good progress building dozer lines along the eastern perimeter of the fire between Westside Road and the fire’s eastern edge. They also cleaned up around areas of...
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Air in Unhealthy Range for All

Public Health officials urge Klamath County residents to take precautions as local air quality (AQ) reaches unhealthy levels. The AQ index at 7:00am today was 154; meaning unhealthy air conditions for all groups (see U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s scale for rating air quality below). The High Cascades Complex fire and the Pelican Butte fire...
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Gary Ussing

Chiloquin Man Arrested on Murder Charge

A Chiloquin man has been arrested for murder.  The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office says Gary Ussing is facing charges in the Saturday shooting death of David Stringer at his home on Sportsland Court.  Ussing is so far facing charges of murder, unlawful use of a weapon, burglary and criminal mischief. 
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North Pelican Fire at 500 Acres

North Pelican Fire Saturday Update The lightning-caused North Pelican Fire is still estimated at 500 acres with no containment. Smoke in the area yesterday limited the use of aerial resources to get more accurate mapping. The fire is burning mostly in a remote area on Pelican Butte, which is 28 miles northwest of Klamath...
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Klamath County Offering Emergency Alerts To Your Phone, Email

Klamath County recently purchased a mass communications system that allows responders and community leaders the ability to share emergency information with the public quickly, via text message, voice phone call, and email. For example, if evacuations were ordered for a wildfire, the system can be used to quickly alert residents, IF residents sign up...
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North Pelican Fire Update

A community meeting will be held tomorrow at the Rocky Point Fire Station at 10am. The lightning-caused North Pelican Fire was last mapped yesterday afternoon at 109 acres. Fire officials are flying the fire this morning to get an updated acreage and perimeter, which is expected to be approximately 200 acres or more. The...
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USDA FSA Offers Help to Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers in Modoc County

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires in Modoc County that disaster assistance programs are available to support their recovery efforts.   The Farm Service Agency (FSA) can assist farmers and ranchers who lost livestock, grazing land, fences or eligible trees, bushes and vines as a...
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North Pelican Fire at 100 Acres

Fire managers continue to monitor the North Pelican Fire located on Pelican Butte, located 28 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, which has grown since yesterday to 100 acres. It is located in very steep and rocky terrain, and for safety reasons no firefighters are currently on the ground directly fighting this fire. Though the...
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