White River Fire Fully Contained

NEAR PINE GROVE, Ore. – Oregon Department of Forestry reported Friday morning that the White River Fire is fully contained. Most of the firefighters who have been mopping up the 652 acre White River Fire are heading home today. The direction of further mop-up operations on the White River Fire has been returned to The Dalles … Continue reading »

Terri Horman Seeks Name Change

MEDFORD, Ore. — Kyron Horman’s former stepmom is trying to change her name. Court documents show Terri Horman wants to go by Clair Sullivan. Terri Horman has been the focus of a police investigation into Kyron’s disappearance and also the target of social media scrutiny. A search on Facebook for her current name shows multiple … Continue reading »

Governor Declares State of Emergency

MEDFORD, Ore. — A state of emergency has been verbally declared in Oregon by Governor Kitzhaber due to the severe fire season. The governor’s office says the emergency declaration enables the Oregon National Guard to mobilize resources on an as-needed basis to assist fire crews in the state. While no large wildfires are currently burning … Continue reading »

Klamath Man Arrested in Josephine County

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested a Klamath County man Tuesday evening in Josephine County who was wanted for Attempted Murder. The warrant issued for him was in relation to a Klamath County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a shots fired incident in Sprague River in May of 2013. On Tuesday evening OSP troopers … Continue reading »

A Count of Structures Destroyed by Fire

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — For the first time since the Moccasin Hill fire broke out near Sprague River, we’re getting an accurate number of how many structures have been destroyed. The Oregon Department of Forestry said the count is up to 33, many of those structures being homes. They said the homes were destroyed … Continue reading »

Moccasin Hill Fire Now 15% Contained

SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — The smoke that filled the sky above Sprague River Monday was mostly gone a day later. Progress on the Moccasin Hill Fire has picked up as more than 400 firefighters are on scene and containment moves to double digits. “Right now, we’re not expecting this fire to turn back on itself … Continue reading »

Moccasin Fire 15 Percent Contained

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — A lot has changed in the past 24 hours on the Moccasin Hill Fire. Fire officials said that both smoke and fire activity has greatly decreased. The fire has been lined but sits at only 15 percent containment. All mandatory evacuations have been lifted. The acreage has been reduced to … Continue reading »

Moccasin Hill Fire Forces Evacuations

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — While fire crews work to contain the Moccasin Hill Fire, hot spots continue to burn near evacuated areas. The sky above Sprague River which was clear Sunday afternoon, is now filled with smoke, helicopters and air tankers. “I’d seen how far the fire was so I went back home and … Continue reading »

White River Fire Burns 570 Acres

NEAR PINE GROVE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is reporting this morning that firefighters working overnight on the 570-acre White River Fire extinguished remaining hot spots inside of the fire’s perimeter. The White River Fire started Saturday afternoon in the White River Wild & Scenic area, 12 miles west of Tygh Valley. … Continue reading »

2,900 Acres Burned; Homes Evacuated

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. – Crews are responding to a wildfire out near Lakeview. The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership says the Moccasin Hill Fire has grown to over 2,900 acres and is destroying an unknown amount of residences and other structures in the Mocassin Hill Subdivision. The wildfire broke out around 2 p.m. … Continue reading »

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