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Checking In On Northwest Wildfires

Amelia Templeton/EarthFix

Two separate wildfires started in southern Oregon over the weekend. A fire near the White River has burned 650 acres.  Another in Moccasin Hill has been estimated at 2500 acres and forced the Klamath County Sheriff’s Department to evacuate more than 100 people.  The fires’ causes are still under investigation and have destroyed at least six homes and 14 other structures.

July is generally considered the start of fire season in Oregon, although the state has seen fires earlier than expected this year.

We’ll get an update on the situation with EarthFix reporter Devan Schwartz and Robin DeMario, public affairs specialist at the Northwest Coordination Center.

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OPB | Broadcast: July 15, 2014