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1 person dies in wildfire near California-Oregon border

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 15:27:09-04

A fire official says a person has died in a fast-moving blaze near the California-Oregon border.

CAL FIRE spokeswoman Suzi Brady said Friday the person died in the blaze that started Thursday but she couldn’t release any other details because next of kin have not been notified.

She says the Klamathon Fire is threatening 300 homes near Hornbook, California, a town of 250 people about 14 miles south of the Oregon border.

The fire in Siskiyou County has burned more than 8,000 acres and is 5 percent contained.

Brady says the fire is being fueled by hot weather and extreme winds.

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, citing "extreme peril" to people and property.

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