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Aircraft wreck and fires reported near Oroville

One body found


Several fires and a downed aircraft are reported near Oroville off Chesaw Road, and the county alert system has told residents of the Nine Mile and Circle Road areas that "immediate evacuation" is recommended.

That alert was issued at 3:08 this afternoon (Aug. 13).

People are asked to stay clear of the area about five miles east of Oroville.

Sheriff Frank Rogers stated in an email that near one of the fires near the wreckage deputies found at least one dead person.

"We have several units in the area and at the scene attempting to determine exactly what has happened," Rogers stated.

The airplane crash site is on Rise Road, off Chesaw Road.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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