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One Fatality in Northern California Fire

6 Jul 2018, 2:52 pm

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.

Posted by CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit on Friday, July 6, 2018

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%.

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.

An Evacuation Order is in effect for all of Hornbrook, CA.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo