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Moccasin Hill Fire Burning Homes Northeast of Klamath Falls in Oregon

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A fast-growing wildfire northeast of Klamath Falls, just north of Sprague River, is destroying homes and forcing dozens of evacuations. Courtesy: Oregon Forestry Dept. A fast-growing wildfire northeast of Klamath Falls, just north of Sprague River, is destroying homes and forcing dozens of evacuations. Courtesy: Oregon Forestry Dept.
UPDATE/KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Moccasin Hills fire as of Tuesday had burned more than 2,500 acres in South-Central Oregon.

More than 100 people have been evacuated as more than 70 firefighters battled the blaze. There are no reports of injuries from the fire, which began on Sunday.

The cause is under investigation.

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - A fast-growing wildfire northeast of Klamath Falls, just north of Sprague River, is destroying homes and forcing dozens of evacuations.

The Moccasin Hill fire was first reported around 2 p.m. Sunday. As of 1 a.m. Monday the blaze had burned more than four square miles. The fire has destroyed a total of 20 structures, including six homes in and around the Moccasin Hill subdivision.

The Klamath County Sheriff's Office has evacuated more than 100 people in and around the neighborhood. The Red Cross has set up care for evacuees at the Sprague River Community Center.

Crews are battling the blaze on the ground and by helicopter. 231 structures are currently threatened. There have been no reports yet of any injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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