One person has died as of result of the Klamathon Fire in Northern California.
#Klamathon (UPDATE) CAL FIRE and the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a civilian fatality. Identification of the deceased is pending further investigation and notification to the next of kin.
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%.
**BREAKING NEWS** @SiskiyouSheriff confirms 1 fatality related to the #KlamathonFire in northern California. So far, 8,000 acres burned, 5% containment, & multiple structures threatened, damaged or destroyed. @JerryBrownGov declares State of Emergency in Siskiyou County #cawx pic.twitter.com/Z3Gf25ELLg
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) July 6, 2018
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.
— Oregon DOT (@OregonDOT) July 6, 2018
An Evacuation Order is in effect for all of Hornbrook, CA.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
#DYK: The Medford Tanker Base supports fires managed by multiple agencies, including the #KlamathonFire. Yesterday's stats are impressive: 90K gallons of retardant via 8 tankers of all sizes. Today, 20K gallons so far, with 9 tankers! Wow! pic.twitter.com/rwGO0TJ8rn
— Rogue River-Siskiyou NF (@RRSNF) July 6, 2018
For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo