Happy Camp Complex Evacuations Lifted

HAPPY CAMP, Cal. -  As of 9:00 AM on Wednesday, Sept. 17, all mandatory and advisory evacuations for areas on Scott River Road from Highway 96 to Joyland Gulch are lifted.  This includes the community of Scott Bar, Mill Creek Road, and all other roads not mentioned.  All road closures on Scott River Road will … Continue reading »

Inside Look at Destruction in Weed

WEED, Ca. — CAL Fire is reporting this morning that the Boles Fire is 375 acres and 20 percent contained. Over 150 structures have been damaged or destroyed. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said that as of Tuesday morning ninety-five people were utilizing the Red Cross shelters at the local high schools. CAL Fire reported … Continue reading »

Counterfeit Money Case in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety is investigating an “abundance” of cases regarding counterfeit money, especially $100 bills. According the police, the serial numbers on the counterfeit bills are the same. Medford Police along with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office are also investigating similar crimes involving counterfeit money. The police … Continue reading »

Reward Offered to Find Poachers

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division are asking for the public’s help to identify the person responsible for the unlawful killing of three black tail bucks on Lake Creek Road in Eagle Point. A reward of up to $5,250 is being offered through two sources for information leading to an … Continue reading »

Level One Orders for Onion Mountain Fire

[UPDATE 1:14P.M.] Firefighters said they were able to surround spots of the Onion Mountain Fire that spread to the east, Tuesday. Dozers and crews were able to tie a fire line to the 640 road. Crews will continue to build a line on the southside of the fire, Tuesday. Resources from the Oregon Department of Forestry … Continue reading »

Statement from Weed Mill Owners

Roseburg, Ore. – When the Boles Fire swept through Weed on Monday, September 15, it also burned the mill.  Many people in that community depend upon the mill for employment. The spouse of one mill worker tells NewsWatch 12 “Without the mill, I’m not sure what would be left of Weed.” The owners of that … Continue reading »

New Happy Camp Complex Evacuation

HAPPY CAMP, Cal. – Due to increased fire activity of the Happy Camp Complex the northeast, the Siskiyou County sheriff is issuing Advisory Evacuations to residents in all areas of Mill Creek Road five miles east of Scott River Rd.  Residents should be prepared to evacuate should fire conditions worsen. An evacuation center has been … Continue reading »

Evacuation Advisories Still in Effect

[UPDATE 8:57p.m.] As of 8:45p.m Monday, level one evacuation advisories remain for the area surrounding the Onion Mountain Fire. Fire officials said there is a scam going around where people claim mandatory evacuations are in effect. They said no homes are being evacuated right now. The only advisories in place are the ones listed below. [UPDATE 1:16 P.M] … Continue reading »

Neighbors Help Put Out Gold Hill Fire

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Just after 7:00 p.m. Monday, Gold Hill residents pitched in to help put out a fire started in tall grass behind a storage unit. Neighbors said they saw the fire and immediately called 911, grabbed shovels and garden hoses, and did the best they could to fight the fire. One neighbors … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Evacuations Update

[UPDATE 11:31 P.M.] Cal Fire Public Information Officer Suzi Brady said Monday night that all evacuation notices have been lifted except those in the Carrick Subdivision and Hoy Road. [UPDATE 9:30P.M.] As of 8:45 p.m., Cal Fire is reporting the Weed fire is now 350 acres with 15 percent containment. [UPDATE 8:21P.M] Evacuation orders have … Continue reading »

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