Boles Fire Community Meeting

WEED, Calif. – CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 in conjunction with the cooperating agencies on the Boles Fire will be hosting a community meeting in Weed, CA. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident will provide an operational briefing and be available for questions.The meeting will begin tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the College … Continue reading »

Boles Fire at 479 Acres

WEED, Calif. — Despite the dangers of the Boles Fire, firefighters say they are making progress. Rains last night helped with containment and mop up efforts. The fire is at 479 acres, but is now 85% contained. More than 100 homes were damaged or destroyed, and 1,100 are still being threatened. A $10,000 reward remains … Continue reading »

Suspect Identified in Car Jacking Case

MEDFORD, Ore. — Steven Wayne Fennell (29) has been arrested after the car jacking incident that placed Jefferson Elementary on Lockdown. Medford Police officers responded to the Winco parking lot for a carjacking that had just occurred. The 49-year old female victim reported she was sitting inside the vehicle in the parking lot of the … Continue reading »

Firefighters Discuss Recovery

WEED, Calif. — Firefighters continue to scour the neighborhoods destroyed in the Boles Fire for signs of human life. Today search teams sent dogs through the wreckage trained in detecting human scent. The fire burned so hot that there isn’t even much rubble left, only ash. Despite that, canine teams have swept through each of … Continue reading »

Man Charged with Arson for King Fire

EL DORADO COUNTY, Ca. — A man has been charged with Arson for the King Fire in California. The El Dorado County Superior Court charged Wayne Allen Huntsman Thursday with Arson of Forest Land, a felony. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19th in Eldorado Court at 1:00 p.m. The King Fire has burned … Continue reading »

College of the Siskiyous Back in Session

WEED, Calif. — While the Weed elementary and high schools are still closed for fire investigations, College of the Siskiyous is back in session for students today. Students at College of the Siskiyous are just being released from classes on the first day back since the fire. Representatives say students had to be evacuated from … Continue reading »

Insurance Tents for Boles Fire Victims

  WEED, Calif. — Insurance companies are set up to help the hundreds of homeowners in Weed with damaged or destroyed neighborhoods. Representatives from farmers insurance say the catastrophe relief tents are set up in situations where clients need may be unable to call or use the internet. Most of the homeowners already reported their … 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 »

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 »

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