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UPDATE: Wildfire in Klamath County at More Than 40 Acres

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The Beatty Station Fire is burning only a mile or two from the town of Beatty, according to fire officials.

Posted: Sep 29, 2018 2:13 PM
Updated: Sep 29, 2018 2:50 PM

BEATTY, Ore. --

UPDATE: Fire officials say that the Beatty Station Fire has grown to more than 40 acres, but they are beginning to gain control of the situation.

(Updated 9/29/19 at 2:45 p.m.)


UPDATE: Local power officials have adjusted down the number of customers without electricity to 389.

Highway 140 is reportedly being opened back up to pilot cars at this time.

(Updated 9/29/18 at 2:19 p.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: A new wildfire burning in Klamath County is threatening homes and has cut power for over 1,000 customers, according to fire officials and reporters in the area.

At this time, the Beatty Station Fire is only 1-2 miles west of the town on state-protected land. The fire covers an estimated 30 acres, burning on both sides of Highway 140.

Fire officials say that structures are threatened.

Air support of two single-engine air tankers, one "Type Two" helicopter, seven fire engines, a dozer, and two 10-person fire crews are already on scene. Additional resources have been ordered.

The fire has left an estimated 1300 customers without power. In addition, Highway 140 is reportedly closed at milepost 39.

NewsWatch 12 has a reporter headed to the scene and will update this article with additional details as they emerge.

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