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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said Friday that although the blaze has not crossed into OR, officials are concerned people in remote areas could be unreachable in case they need to quickly evacuate. It's not clear the flames burned homes or other structures like barns.

California officials say they are temporarily crossing a hatchery and two other public areas due to their proximity to a deadly blaze near the OR state line.

It was one of dozens of fires across the dry American West, fueled by rising temperatures and gusty winds that were expected to last through the weekend.

As the Klamathon Fire continues to burn just over the state border in Siskiyou County, officials on the OR side are preparing for any number of risks associated with the unpredictable wildfire that has already caused untold damage and loss of life.

Officials called for immediate evacuations for residents in the Alpine area, which had reached a record daily high of 109 degrees. At the time of writing the fire is zero percent contained. "We're talking hundreds of homes".

As of Saturday morning, a spokesperson for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) said there were close to a dozen fires that crews were working to contain.

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Nine structures have been destroyed northeast of lake Berryessa, the first report of such damage.

Flames ravage a home in Goleta on July 7, 2018.

California Gov. Edmund Brown declared a State of Emergency in Siskiyou County Thursday just after 9:30 p.m.

Resident Enrique Camargo said he ran toward the fire area to check its progress after the evacuation order was made.

It also offered relief in the southern Colorado mountains where a blaze destroyed over 130 homes and forced the evacuation of at least 2,000 properties. The Spring Creek Fire became the third-largest in state history at 165 square miles (427 square kilometers).

Excessive heat and fire warnings remain in effect from the National Weather Service across much of California, where crews are battling a number of powerful wildfires. A stretch of busy U.S. Highway 285 between Fairplay and Antero Junction reopened Saturday.


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