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Fires: What You Need to Know for Tuesday

Updated 6:50 PM PT Klamath Falls, Ore.– Here’s your rundown on the most current data we have on the recent fires and other fire-related information that you might need to know : New Evacuation Warning: RE: The July Complex: Effective 4pm August 5, 2014, the July Complex Incident Commander has requested an Evacuation Advisory be...
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Man Dies One Week After Klamath Falls Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man passed away over the weekend… a week after an accident that sent him and two others to the hospital. On July 24th, 41-year old John Gilman tried making a left turn off the Southside Bypass and struck an oncoming truck. Gilman was seriously injured in the wreck,...
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Fairgrounds Open for Animal Shelter

Klamath Falls, Ore.– In response to the numerous fires in the area, the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds has officially opened up as an animal evacuation center. According to an e-mail from Fair Manager Dave Dillabo, the horse stalls are available for storing animals that are being evacuated from areas near the Oregon Gulch and Beaver...
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Fires: What You Need to Know About Air Quality

Klamath Falls, Ore.– High temperatures and area wild fires are creating a near dangerous air quality situation for the Klamath Basin. Winds are blowing toward the east, bringing the smoke with it, rather than moving it out of the area. Jim Carrey with Klamath County Environmental Health says residents “We are seeing a rise...
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The Fires: What You Need to Know for Sunday

Updates added August 3, 2014 at 9:30 am PT Klamath Falls, Ore.– There is a lot of information floating around on Social Media. Here is a rundown of what we have been able to confirm through official sources as of early Sunday morning: Evacuations:The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 3 Evacuation...
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Fire Fighter Gift Card Drive: Give ‘Em Five

Klamath Falls, Ore.– In response to the numerous fires burning in and around Klamath County, local residents have asked what they can do to help support their efforts. We have an idea. We’re giving you the opportunity to give fire fighters a virtual high-five in the form of a $5 gift card. Bring a...
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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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