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Crews protect 90-year-old building against fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Firefighters on the Fort Complex Fire in southwestern Oregon have wrapped the 90-year-old Butte Fork Tool House in a fire-resistant sheath to protect it from approaching flames. The reflective wrap, which is reusable, is made of fiberglass. Fortunately the fire has not reached the structure, but firefighters thought the precaution was...
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Report: Former policeman arrested by Klamath Sheriff’s Office

SWEET HOME, Ore. — A report says a former Sweet Home police officer was arrested by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. Albany Police Department Sgt. Steve Dorn says 32-year-old Randy Gill was taken into custody after being contacted by Klamath authorities last week. Gill is charged with three counts of second-degree theft among other...
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Containment progresses in Barry Point Fire

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Firefighters continue to secure all lines further into the interior of the Barry Point Fire in Lake County and California’s Modoc County. Full Audio Story by Cory Edmondson Fire Information Officer Ashley Dubrey says within the span of one day the containment level went from 51 percent to 65 percent. Over...
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Updates on other Oregon fires

The other fires affecting Southern Oregon include the Fort Complex fire in California’s Klamath National Forest and the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. It is about 6,000 acres and 37 percent contained. The over 460,000-acre Holloway fire in southeastern Oregon near Burns and into Nevada is 97 percent contained. The 142-acre Butte Fire in Douglas...
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Turkey theft affects California farm

GAZELLE, Calif. – Officials in California’s Siskiyou County are seeking information in the theft of 80 turkeys from Belcampo Farms. The county’s sheriff’s office said in a release there is a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the responsible suspects and return of the livestock. Sheriff Jon Lopey said the crime is...
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Ore. evacuation orders lifted for Barry Point Fire

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Due to the threat from the Barry Point Fire, some Lake County residents were told to evacuate. Now, the National Incident Management Team says all evacuation notices in Oregon have been lifted, but in California’s Modoc County, a few evacuation notices remain. Full audio story from Viewing the Basin Fire Information...
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Walker first to file for Klamath Falls mayor

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Donna Walker is now a candidate for Klamath Falls mayor. Walker made her filing with the City Recorder’s office on Monday and is the first person to officially file for the position in this November’s election. Todd Kellstrom is the current mayor. The filing deadline is August 28.
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CASA hosting volunteer workshop Wednesday

CASA of Klamath Falls is seeking more volunteers with a get together on Wednesday night. CASA Training coordinator Margot Durand, who says the program needs an expanded volunteer base. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Klamath County Library.
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National Guard assisting with Barry Point Fire

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Barry Point Fire in Lake County and California’s Modoc County continues to burn, but the latest reports from the National Incident Team 2 show it is also nearly 50 percent contained. The more than 93,000-acre, lightning-caused fire is now 46 percent contained as of Sunday morning. Earlier last week, Gov....
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Crash on Highway 126 takes life

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon’s two-vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 126W near Mapleton that resulted in the death of a woman. Three people from the other vehicle were transported for examination of possible minor injuries. The victim’s name is releaesed in this update. The other driver’s name will...
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