Onion Mountain Fire Evacuation Update

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Effective Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., Level 1 Evacuation advisories continue due to the Onion Mountain Fire, as well as the adding of one additional Level 1 Evacuation advisory as listed below. THE ONLY evacuations are the Level 1 advisory evacuations. The fire was estimated this morning to be … Continue reading »

Rainfall Lowers Douglas Co. Fire Levels

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A change in the weather pattern has brought cooler and wet conditions to the region. This is allowing fire officials with the Douglas Forest Protective Association to lower fire restrictions for industrial forest operators. Effective Thursday, September 18th at 9:00 a.m., the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will be reduced to level 2 across … Continue reading »

Child Abuse Case Causes Spanking Debate

CHICAGO, Ill. — The Minnesota Vikings have banned NFL star Adrian Peterson from team activities, after he was accused of abusing his 4-year-old son with a branch and a belt. This allegation is reigniting a debate among parents about if spanking is an appropriate form of punishment. Spanking is not a new issue for researchers … Continue reading »

Tourists Shocked by Weed Fire Damage

WEED, Calif. — A group of international tourists say, one of the most striking memories of their cross-country trip is driving through weed. The group from Finland says, they’ve dreamed about visiting America for years. They started their journey in New York, as they planned to visit big cities all across the US, but when … Continue reading »

Clean Up Extends Past the Fire

  WEED, Calif. — Hot spots aren’t the only thing fire crews are trying to clean up today. They are also trying to clean up the fire retardant dropped by air tankers. Fire officials say, several parts of the town are covered in the red substance, as firefighters tried to save as many homes as … Continue reading »

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 »

Eugene Baby Gets Bone Marrow Transplant

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Eugene baby is one step closer to coming home after receiving a bone marrow transplant in Portland. Monday night, 4-month-old Kai Knight, received a bone marrow transplant at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and Tuesday morning, just hours later, he was all smiles. Kai has an immunodeficiency syndrome called SCID, so he needed … Continue reading »

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