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 »

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 »

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 »

Long Healing Process for Mill Community

WEED, Cal. – Crowds gathered outside the Weed Mercantile Mall Tuesday morning, many watching friends and loved ones emerge from the scorched hill beyond the train tracks. Residents, many of whom were evacuate before seeing the destruction of their homes, got an early chance to see the aftermath before CalFire declared the area too unsafe. … Continue reading »

Level One Orders for Onion Mountain Fire

[UPDATE 1:14P.M.] Firefighters said they were able to surround spots of the Onion Mountain Fire that spread to the east, Tuesday. Dozers and crews were able to tie a fire line to the 640 road. Crews will continue to build a line on the southside of the fire, Tuesday. Resources from the Oregon Department of Forestry … Continue reading »

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