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One Civilian Fatality Reported In Klamathon Fire

08 July 2018, 02:56 | Erica Roy

Crews battle Northern California wildfire as heat wave threatens

An air tanker drops retardant on the so-called Benton Fire near the intersection of Benton Road and Crams Corner Drive in this image on social media in Anza California

The Klamathon, which has destroyed 15 structures and blackened almost 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares), was only 5 percent contained as of Saturday.

On the California-Oregon border, the fire ignited Thursday and moved swiftly through the region that is home to many retirees, said Ray Haupt, chairman of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors.

The Klamathon Fire started on July 5 near Hornbook, California, a town 14 miles south of the OR border, according to KSBY.

A civilian has died due to the Klamathon Fire, CAL FIRE reported Friday morning.

Governor of California Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Siskiyou County, citing "extreme peril" to people and property.

Fire crews are battling a rapidly growing wildfire that sparked this afternoon.

The 400-acre brush fire is swallowing up homes in the densely populated suburb of Alpine. The blaze quickly spread and within 45 minutes threatened homes in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Fairview Avenue, near Cathedral Oaks. Nine structures have been destroyed and some 100 homes were said to be in danger. Numerous structures have burned and several hundred people have been ordered to evacuate.

350 fire personnel were battling the blaze from ground and air.


Cal Fire has resources spread out from the OR state line to the Mexico border.

The area is north of where the Thomas Fire raged last December - that blaze destroyed more than 1,000 buildings in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

"Temperatures at 8 a.m. were ridiculously over 100 degrees" in foothills near Forest Falls and many inland valleys, the National Weather Service said.

The blaze, which started Thursday and is spreading fast, is only 5% contained, according to fire officials.

Previous year was the worst fire season on record in the state, with thousands of homes lost and dozens killed _ from Northern California wine country south to Los Angeles and San Diego counties.

On Saturday morning, Eric Durtschi looked at the charred remains of his rented hilltop home in Goleta. It destroyed 22 structures and burned 15,000 acres.

The fire spans about 75 square miles (193 square kilometers) near a popular fishing reservoir about 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Salt Lake City, according to the Utah Division Forestry Fire State Lands.



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