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Fire Update: Gulch Fire Destroys Homes and Other Buildings

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Gulch Fire, south of Highway 66, is burning in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. Yesterday, erratic, gusty winds on the Oregon Gulch Fire caused extreme fire behavior and rapid fire spread. According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Forestry, the fire has consumed a...
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Basin Air Quality Expected to be Poor Friday Night

Klamath Falls, Ore.– For those living in the Basin… increasing smoke is becoming a problem. Jim Carrey with Environmental Health Quality says conditions are going to get worse before it gets better. There will very little air movement in the atmosphere, meaning smoke could settle into the Basin Friday evening, creating potentially hazardous conditions. “This...
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Klamath Falls Man Dies in Plane Crash

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man died when his small plane crashed just west of Tulelake Friday morning. The plane was a crop duster and did have pesticides on board, according to a press release from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. The man was identified as 58-year old William Whitlatch. FAA investigators are on...
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Fire update – Aug 1, 1:30pm

FIRES Lightning continued to move through most of Oregon last night, igniting fires in those areas of the state on all ownerships. Firefighting agencies continue to be busy doing initial attack on fires that have been identified, and reconnaissance for other possible fire starts. Lightning continues in the forecast through the week-end and into...
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More Storms, More Fires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Another evening ofstorms complete with lighting, moved through the Basin Thursday night. Between noon and 8pm Thursday, the Interagency Fire Center was monitoring or responding to 25 reports of possible wild fires. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a LEVEL THREE EVACUATION for all residents on Copco Road near Ashland....
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Linkville Cemetery Added to Historic Register

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Linkville Pioneer Cemetery in Klamath Falls is among Oregon’s latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. The Linkville Pioneer Cemetery was established at this location in 1885, after having been moved from downtown in order to establish what was later called the Ankeny Canal. The cemetery as it...
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UPDATE: Missing Man Found in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore.– Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald announced that searchers on horseback have found an Illinois man who went missing Wednesday. 18-year old Kevin Mulert, was found Thursday morning at around 10:30, about 1.5 miles southeast of the camp where he was reported missing in northern Lake County. Searchers provided initial medical care and water...
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Pacific Power: 6,500 Lose Power

Klamath Falls, Ore.– As storms rolled through the Basin Thursday evening, so did the heavy rain and lightning. In the midst of it all, Pacific Power reported on its website that more than 65-hundred customers lost electricity shortly after 7:00, and reported that it was all restored by 7:40. Initial reports are that a...
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Photo: The family of Kevin Mulert

Illinois Man Missing in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore.– Oregon State Police and Lake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to be aware of an 18-year old male missing Wednesday morning from a therapeutic wilderness program in a remote area of northern Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating search efforts and gathering additional resources for ground...
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Fire Fighter Dies in Fall at Launch Fire in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A tragic accident has claimed the life of an Oregon fire fighter. It was a fellow fire fighter who found the body of 21-year old Matthew David Goodnature on the evening of July 29th. Goodnature, who is from Phoenix, Oregon, was part of a contract fire crew assigned to the Launch...
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