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Klamath Alerts has received multiple messages regarding an out of control wildfire in the Beatty, Oregon area. Pacific power is reporting over 1,300 locations now without power in that area.

The initial report we have is that the fire is along HWY 140 East near Beatty. Multiple fire crews are on scene or enroute. Oregon State Police, Klamath County Sheriff and ODOT are also responding.

The winds are forecast to increase in the next few hours, and with the dry conditions this fire has extreme potential to spread rapidly.

HWY 140 East is now reported closed at mile post 39.

We will post updates as they become available.