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Officials: More than Double Number of Homes Lost to Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– As the active portion of the Mocassin Hill Fire winds down, Red Cross officials were able to get into the burned area to conduct a better assessment of just how much was lost in the blaze. They’ve now determined that 17 homes were destroyed in the fire that started Sunday afternoon....
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Museum Offers Deep-Sky Astronomy Outing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An astronomy outing focusing on deep-sky targets will be offered by the Klamath County Museum at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Liskey Farms on Lower Klamath Lake Road. “This event is designed for people who are interested in more serious astronomy,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “Most of our star...
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Humane Society, Air Quality on Commissioners’ Workshop Agenda

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Board of Commissioners holds its weekly work session tomorrow morning. On the agenda is a report about Humane Society Contacts from Animal Control Director Mike Horton. Horton’s office has been working with local law enforcement to investigate a series of animal mutilations and killings in Klamath County. Horton...
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Mop-up Efforts Underway in the Moccasin Fire
Photo: South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership

Fire Update: 6 Homes, 14 Buildings Destroyed in Moccasin Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Six homes have burned… along with 14 outbuildings, as the Moccasin fire spread quickly through a section of Sprague River. Fire fighters worked through the night trying to control a 29-hundred acre wildfire. Erica Hupp with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership says they’re focusing on attacking the fire from the air in order...
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Moccasin Hill Fire Spreads Quickly; Homes Destroyed

Sprague River, Ore.– A wildfire burning in Sprague River has destroyed an unknown number of homes, and there are unconfirmed reports of some residents being injured by flames as they fled their homes last night to escape the rapidly growing fire late into the night last night. The official size of the fire has been hard to...
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Community Watch Program Gets Fresh Start

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s a group of folks in Klamath Falls that have decided they’re not going to sit back and watch their neighborhoods overcome with crime. A new Community Watch Group is starting up in cooperation with the Klamath Falls Police Department. The group’s new Watch Captain is Kimberley Otto, and she’s looking for volunteer representatives...
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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...
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Evacuations Underway as Moccasin Fire Threatens Home

Sprague River, Ore.– A 75-acre wildfire is still burning just outside of the Moccasin Hills subdivision in Sprague River. The fire was reported at around 2 yesterday afternoon and was threatening homes. Several homes had to be evacuated last night, and that meant cattle and other livestock, too. One rancher reportedly cut his fences to...
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Monday Marks the Start of Siskiyou County Election Season

Yreka, Calif.– Residents of Siskiyou County who are considering running for public office can file the paperwork to declare your intention to run beginning July 14th.  Click HERE to see the complete list of offices up for election. Notices of Election, detailing the specific offices up for election and the candidate filing process for each office will...
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Commercial Truck/Tanker Crash Blocking Highway 58

According to the Oregon State Police, there is currently a detour in place on Highway 58, mile post #10 approximately 6 miles east of Pleasant Hill. The cause of the detour was a double tanker truck, carrying more than 10,000 gallons of diesel and gasoline, which overturned.  A detour is in place using Dexter...
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