City Schools Closing 2 Hours Early Due to Heat

Klamath Falls City Schools will be let out early today (Tuesday Sept 5) because of the high heat index. Officials say lunch will be served as normal and the two hour early dismissal will be after lunch. For Klamath County Schools it will be a full day but the District says on their Website...
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Jade Fire Update: New Mapping Decreases Acreage

  JADE CREEK FIRE UPDATE  - SOUTHWEST INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM 3  Location: Bly, Oregon Fremont-Winema National Forest, 16 miles east of Bly, Oregon Start Date: August 29, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 782 Acres Percent Contained: 15% Vegetation: Timber and Logging Slash Resources Assigned: 287 personnel Incident Commander: Steve Millert with the Southwest Area Type...
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Monday Pelican Fire Update: 2000 Acres

Temperatures will remain hot (90-97 degrees) in the fire area with an increase in relative humidity of 15-20%.  The atmosphere looks to be more stable with the Haines decreasing from a 6 (high) to a 5 (moderate). Eye level winds show northeast winds 2 to 5 mph becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph...
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Air Quality Update Through Tuesday Morning

Klamath County Public Health Wildfire Season Daily Update: Forecast for Air Quality for Sunday, September 3, 8:00 am through 8:00 am Tuesday September 5. Sunday and Monday expected to be in the unhealthy for sensitive groups and unhealthy for all range in the Klamath Basin and unhealthy for sensitive groups to hazardous in the Chiloquin, Rocky...
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Sunday Jade Creek Fire Update: 1200 Acres; 0% Contained

FIRE TRANSITION TO TYPE 2 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM Sunday, September 3, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Jade Creek Fire Information Phone Number (541) 238-7033 Location: Bly, Oregon Fremont-Winema National Forest, 16 miles east of Bly, Oregon Start Date: August 29, 2017 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,200 Acres Percent Contained: 0% Vegetation: Timber and Logging Slash Resources Assigned:...
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Sunday Pelican Fire Update: 1900 Acres; 18% Contained

A thermal trough has passed over the fire area. Temperatures will remain hot (93-97 degrees) in the fire area and humidity will be as low as 12 percent. Breezy east to northeast winds are possible at the ridges tonight, but not strong enough to warrant any concerns at this time. Humidity recovery will continue...
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Oregon Tech v Bethesda Men’s Soccer Cancelled Due to Air Quality

Sunday’s  men’s soccer match between Oregon Tech and Bethesda University has been cancelled due to very unhealthy air quality in the Klamath Basin. As of 11:00 am the air quality index for Klamath Falls was at 212 (Very Unhealthy) and the 24-hour index was at 238.  The two schools are looking at re-scheduling options but no...
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KCSD: One Friday Football Game Cancelled, One Moved, Due to Smoky Air

Friday, Sept. 1st:  Today’s varsity football game between Henley High School and Cascade Christian High School will be held in Lakeview at 7 p.m. Today’s football game between Gilchrist School K-12 and Bonanza Jr./Sr. High School is cancelled due to unhealthy air quality.  Today’s game between Lost River Jr./Sr. High School and LaPine High School (at La Pine) will...
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Nylox Fire 30% Contained; Some Crews Moving to Jade Creek Fire

The Naylox Fire was mapped late yesterday at 423 acres, with 30% containment. All containment lines have been completed and are holding. This fire started near hay barns next to Hagelstein Park on Algoma Road the afternoon of August 29, and the cause is still under investigation. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is...
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Friday North Pelican Fire Update

Line construction has been initiated on the western fire perimeter, east of Cold Springs trailhead. Work in that area will increase fire traffic on Cold Springs Road, which remains closed beyond its junction with the Forest Service Road (FSR) 3659. Progression has made in holding the perimeter around the North Pelican fire. The most...
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