Fire Crews Sifting Through the Rubble

WEED, Cal.– Fire Crews are assessing just how much damage was left behind from the Boles Fire. They are sifting through the rubble Wednesday, trying to find anything that may have been sparred. They are also working to make sure the area will be safe for others to enter. Downed power lines, hot spots, and … Continue reading »

Winds Still Gusty at Boles Fire

NEAR WEED, Cal.– Fire Crews are hesitating to let people back into the evacuated areas of the Boles Fire because they have not determined it to be safe just yet. Newswatch 12′s Kirstin O’Connor explains.

Weed Elementary Hopes To Re-Open Tuesday

WEED, Ca. — At Weed Elementary, teachers said smoke filled the hallways and sparks began to fly just minutes after they realized there was a fire outside their doors. Administrators went back to the K-8 school Wednesday to assess the damage and see when they will be able to get kids back in classes. Classrooms … Continue reading »

Smokey; Poor Air Quality in Weed, Ca

WEED, Ca. — Fire season has not been easy on Northern California this year. While the national attention has been focused on the Boles Fire, the region has been flooded with smoke from the very beginning. That has left people living for weeks in poor air quality conditions. Three complexes, including the Happy Camp, July … Continue reading »

New Advisory on Onion Mountain Fire

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore.– Another evacuation advisory was added to the area of the Onion Mountain Fire, Wednesday. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said all people of Limpy Creek Road system from Riverbanks Road to the west should be prepared to evacuate. This is in addition to the ones that have been in place for … Continue reading »

Red Cross Shelters Help Fire Victims

WEED, Ca. — The Red Cross shelters have relocated. There is only one shelter right now and it is at the Mt. Shasta Armory. Red Cross supervisors said that between the two previous shelters at Yreka and Mt. Shasta High Schools they had over 100 people, but today at the Armory they are only expecting … Continue reading »

How to Help Boles Fire Victims

WEED, Calif. –Newswatch 12 is teaming up with Goodwill to help victims of the Boles Fire.  Goodwill is part of a multi-agency response team that includes the American Red Cross to address the immediate needs of the people affected by the Boles Fire.   Leaders  say that they are appreciative of the outpouring of support, but … Continue reading »

Poor Air Quality Across the Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. – Twenty four hour air quality readings are unhealthy as of 8:30a.m. in Medford and Grants Pass. Smoke settled across the Valley Tuesday night leading to the poor conditions. One hour readings are showing improvements though, reading good to moderate across the West Side. This suggests the air has improved since last night and is also … Continue reading »

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 »

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