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Southern Oregon Wildfire Grows; Six Homes Destroyed

231 structures are currently threatened by the fire.

Moccasin Hill Fire
The Moccasin Hill Fire, burning just north of Sprague River and northeast of Klamath Falls, is now at 2508 acres. Photo Courtesy: Dennis Lee, ODF

(KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. ) - The Moccasin Hill Fire, burning just north of Sprague River and northeast of Klamath Falls, is now at 2508 acres.

First reported Sunday at 2:00 p.m., the fire has destroyed a total of 20 structures, including six homes in and around the Moccasin Hill subdivision.

As of Sunday evening, the Klamath County Sherriff Department has evacuated over 100 people from Sprague River Drive and North Arrowhead Lane. The Red Cross has set up to care for evacuees at the Sprague River Community Center.

Crews continue to fight the blaze as it burns through heavy timber and brush, with lots of air attack (helicopters) underway, and 231 structures are currently threatened by the fire.

Cause is under investigation.

Salem-News.com will have more on this story as it becomes available.

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