Wildfire in Klamath County destroys homes

More than 100 people evacuated as Moccasin Hills wildfire grows to more than 600 acres

A wildfire broke out in the Moccasin Hills subdivision north of Sprague River on Sunday, July 13, 2014. (South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership)
A wildfire broke out in the Moccasin Hills subdivision north of Sprague River on Sunday, July 13, 2014. (South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership)

LAKEVIEW, Ore. (KOIN 6) — More than 100 people were evacuated Sunday after a wildfire in Klamath County grew to more than 600 acres.

Around 2 p.m., a wildfire broke out in the Moccasin Hills subdivision north of Sprague River on Sunday.

Originally, the fire was reported to be around 75 acres but that quickly grew throughout the day, destroying an unidentified number of residences and other structures, according to the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership.

Red Cross set up a shelter at the Sprague River Community Center to assist those affected by the wildfire.

The following interagency resources are currently assigned to the incident: 10 engines, 3 crews, 3 dozer, 1 water tender, one single engine air tanker, five helicopters, three heavy air tankers, one very large air tanker, one lead plane and one air attack.

Crews said the wildfire is burning on private land in heavy timber and brush and currently under investigation.

 

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