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Oregon Man Charged With Arson In Klamath County Fire

Authorities arrested a man in La Pine Monday night, alleging he intentionally started the Stagecoach wildfire.

The fire started south of La Pine. It prompted the evacuation of 120 homes and burned more than 300 acres of land.

Ryan Huntsman with the Klamath County Sheriff’s office said Kelly Jera Parker is being held at the Klamath County Jail on $25,000 bail.

“At about 11:30  p.m. last night Kelly Parker was arrested in the La Pine area for the charges of arson in the first degree and reckless burning,”
Huntsman said.

Several state and federal agencies are involved in the Stagecoach investigation.

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