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KCFD “All Call” Dispatched To Extinguish Fire On Clinton Avenue

Klamath Falls, Ore. – On Sunday June 25th around 4:15am, the Klamath County Fire District No. 1 responded to a structure fire at 4731 Clinton Avenue. Due to the amount of fire and proximity to other houses, an all call was requested and off duty firefighters responded to staff reserve vehicles. The fire was...
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DEQ To Host Informational Meeting For Public June 29th In Lakeview

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has extended the deadline for public comment regarding three solid waste facility permits in Lake County. One permit is a closure permit for the existing Lake County Landfill which has reached its allotted capacity and so is required to close. This permit spells out the requirements for...
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Red Flag Warning Until 11pm For Klamath, Lake Counties

Medford, Ore. – At 2:48am Monday June 26th, the National Weather Service in Medford issued a Red Flag Warning. A red flag warning means that until 11pm tonight lightning and dry fine fuels will likely result in new fire starts. Strong and gusty thunderstorm winds are possible today and could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial...
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CAL FIRE Has Suspended Burn Permits in Siskiyou County

Yreka, CA – Warming temperatures are quickly drying out the abundant annual grass crop. The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Siskiyou County....
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Illegal Dumping And Ruining Environmentally Sensitive Land Needs To Stop ASAP

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Last  Wednesday, June 21st, County Commissioners Kelley Minty Morris and Derrick DeGroot sat down with Patti Case of Green Diamond Resource Company.   Green Diamond (GD) has business not just all over Klamath County but throughout the Pacific Northwest… they bought 600-thousand acres from JWTR, then another 23-thousand acres in...
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Former OSP Evidence Tech Turned Klamath Falls Retirement Planner Arrested

Klamath Falls, Ore. – On Friday June 23rd, Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and detectives arrested former OSP Evidence Technician Mark Matlick. 57 year old Matlick of Klamath Falls, had been under their employment between 2007 through 2015 at the Klamath Falls Area Command. Matlick is reportedly the owner/operator of Top Insurance And Retirement...
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Indicators Of Toxic Algae Seen In Lake County

Lakeview, Ore. – With the Health Advisory recently lifted in Klamath County regarding toxic algae, now there’s indicators for it in Lake County. This is not a formal advisory but officials are seeing indicators that there may be algae blooms occurring in Lake County waters.   Lake County Public Health Administrator Beth Hadley said...
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Hot Weather Safety Tips From The Red Cross

Portland, Ore. – Extreme temperatures are in the forecast for the weekend and the American Red Cross urges residents to be aware of the steps they should take to avoid heat related illness. Follow these simple, tried and true steps to keep yourself and others safe before and during a heat wave. Before *...
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“Keep It Legal, Keep It Safe” – Firework Retail Season Officially Open June 23rd

Salem, Ore. – Since Friday June 23rd marks the opening of the fireworks sales season in Oregon, the Office of State Fire Marshall (OSFM) is reminding folks to “Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe.” Legal fireworks may be purchased only from Oregon permitted fireworks retailers and stands. The OSFM has issued more than...
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Increased Brush Fire Danger In Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County Fire District No. 1 (KCFD 1) has seen an increase in brush fires over the last several weeks due to rising temperatures and drier conditions. KCFD 1 wants to remind all Klamath County residents to be extremely cautious of fire hazards when around brushy areas. A reminder, Fire...
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