KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.
The Chiloquin elementary School teachers and staff spent their first week of the fall school year making sure students were safe from wildfires in the area that forced more than 600 homes to evacuate.
With the help from the Klamath Tribes, Chiloquin, and Klamath County communities, the school was able to provide food, water, diapers, hygiene kits and food for dogs and chickens to families in the area.
The community was able to help about 70 families in need over the past two days.
The Klamath County School District, Citizens for Safe Schools, Chiloquin Fire and Rescue, Friends of the Children and other organizations transported donations to the school for families to pick up any needed supplies.
As of Friday, the Two Four Two Fire near the Collier State Park, which burned more than 12,500 acres and destroying 35 structures, did not threaten the Chiloquin elementary or high schools.