36 Pit Fire Jumps Clackamas River

ESTACADA, Ore. (CNN) — Fire crews in Northwest Oregon took to the skies to battle the huge 36 Pit Fire. The blaze has been burning for more than a week near Estacada, about thirty miles southeast of Portland. Over the weekend, the fire jumped the Clackamas river, despite firefighters’ efforts to contain it So far, … Continue reading »

Some Firefighter Crews Leaving Weed

WEED, Calif. — At one point the Boles Fire had more than a thousand fire fighters on scene. The Cal Fire Incident Management Team will be gone, leaving local resources in charge. The fire camp at the fairgrounds in Yreka is being taken down and final steps in handing the incident over are being made. … Continue reading »

Church Service Continues After Fire

WEED, Calif. — As residents return to their homes and fire crews move out, church services continue. Nothing remains of the Presbyterian Church after the Boles Fire destroyed it and the Catholic Church across the street. Even with no building, service went on. A small room inside the Weed Mercantile building hosted a few dozen … Continue reading »

Glacier Breaks Off Mt. Shasta

MT. SHASTA, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is sending deputies to monitor the roads near Mount Shasta after a piece of glacier broke off and started flooding the area. Reports surfaced today of some bridges being overrun with water near the Pilgrim Creek and Mud Creek area. The U.S. Forest Service and California … Continue reading »

A Tiny Miracle Out of the Ash

WEED, Cal. – Bertha Cervantes looks on as a team of family members and firefighters sift through rubble under the setting sun. For hours, the firefighters have been helping her family search the burnt wreckage of their home for surviving valuables, even after many other families have already called it a day. Despite the devastation, … Continue reading »

Scoggins Creek Fire 200-350 Acres

(CNN) — A fast moving wildfire has forced several evacuations near Hagg Lake. Friday evening, families in a Gaston neighborhood were ordered to evacuate. The fire was first reported Friday afternoon on private timberland. State forestry officials say the Scoggins Creek Fire, located 2 miles northwest of Hagg Lake, is burning in extremely dry brush … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Now 100% Contained

WEED, Calif. — The Boles Fire is now 100% contained, holding at 479 acres. CAL FIRE reports the Damage Assessment Teams have concluded their inspections and are working with the City and County to produce a final damage inspection report. Excess resources are being released and made available for other incidents as necessary. If you … Continue reading »

Free Tetanus Shots for Fire Victims

WEED, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Public Health Department is administering free Tetanus vaccinations to any adults who lost their homes in Weed this week. Tetanus bacteria commonly enters the body through breaks in the skin, cuts, or puncture wounds caused by contaminated objects.  These objects are usually found in soil and dust.  Health officials … Continue reading »

Firefighters Standing By For Assistance

WEED, Calif. — Dozens of Cal Fire personnel are assisting those residents today as they are let back into the devastated neighborhoods. Hundreds of firefighters have been staged for hours this morning, preparing for what’s expected to be a very emotional day for many weed families. Cal Fire officials say they have been over the … Continue reading »

Weed Residents Return Home

WEED, Calif. — Weed residents are about to get a first-hand look at the damage done to their community. At 10 a.m. they will be let back in to their neighborhoods for the first time since the Boles Fire broke out. The Boles Fire is holding at 479 acres, and so far crews have managed … Continue reading »

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