One Fatality in Northern California Fire

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6 Jul 2018 2:52 PM
One person has died as of result of the Klamathon Fire in Northern California. https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRESKU/photos/a.181729499101642.1073741829.160673414540584/235048043769787/?type=3&theater The fire has been burning in Siskiyou County since Thursday afternoon. California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency for the county to assist the residents impacted by the fire. As of Friday afternoon, at least 8,000 acres have burned and containment is at 5%. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1015329397480386561 According to CalFire, evacuations remain in place and structures continue to be threatened. As of Friday morning, Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey reports at least 12 structures have been destroyed. Interstate I-5 was closed on Thursday but is now reopened. https://twitter.com/OregonDOT/status/1015263757105287168 An Evacuation Order is in effect for all of Hornbrook, CA. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. https://twitter.com/RRSNF/status/1015326052279771136 For WeatherNation, I'm Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo
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