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It started around 2 p.m. on Wednesday and the Department of Transportation had to shut down the highway -- in both directions for sevearl hours.

 

Erica Hupp is with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership.

 

"The fire is named the military fire.  It is under investigation, we don't know what started it.  It's burning in private timber and brushland along U.S. 97.  We figure it's about 22 miles south of Chemult and 44 miles north of Klamath Falls."

 

The fire burned ten acres.

 

South Central Oregon is under a high fire danger.  Local fire officials wants to remind the public to be carful when camping and how you dispose of your cigarettes.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.
  • Roundabout at intersection of NW Shevlin Park Road and NW Mt. Washington Drive for roundabout reconstruction, road closure with detours, 5/13/19 - 6/27/19.
  • Empire at Purcell CLOSED for RAB contruction through August.
  • RDM:SW 15th St from SW Indian Ave to SW Kalama Ave – Closed for construction thru August 15, 2019
  • Brosterhous Road between American Lane and Jacklight Lane for sewer main installation, southbound lane closures with detours, until 7/15/19.
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