Boles Fire Evacuations Update

[UPDATE 11:31 P.M.] Cal Fire Public Information Officer Suzi Brady said Monday night that all evacuation notices have been lifted except those in the Carrick Subdivision and Hoy Road. [UPDATE 9:30P.M.] As of 8:45 p.m., Cal Fire is reporting the Weed fire is now 350 acres with 15 percent containment. [UPDATE 8:21P.M] Evacuation orders have … Continue reading »

Schools Monitor Air Quality Index Daily

MEDFORD, Ore. — With wildfire smoke in the air, school administrators said they will not hesitate to enforce restrictions that keep kids inside. The Medford School District checks the air quality index three times a day with a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) representative. Then the district sends out e-mails to all of the schools in case of extra precautions. … Continue reading »

New Mandatory Evacuations for Happy Camp

[UPDATE 11:52 A.M.] Effective at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a mandatory evacuation for residents of Kelsey Creek Road from Scott River Road. This includes parts of Boulder Creek Rd. to the North West towards Kelsey Creek. Forest Service Roads 44N24, and any other side roads not listed here. Once … Continue reading »

Mandatory Fire Evacuation Lifted

CORVALLIS, Ore. — All mandatory evacuations have been lifted in Northwest Corvallis, after a fire broke out Friday night. Neighbors say they saw smoke around 8:30 p.m. in the Chip Ross Park area, and by 9 p.m., the city was illuminated with a red glow. The smell of smoke filled streets throughout the entire city, … Continue reading »

Happy Camp School Opens, Despite Fires

HAPPY CAMP, Ca. — Happy Camp Elementary students are in the classroom Monday morning after a delayed start due to wildfires. The air quality last week was “hazardous” for the Happy Camp area which prompted the Karuk Tribe to supply air purifiers to the elderly and others in need of them. Although the air quality … Continue reading »

“Firewise” Spreads After Oak Knoll Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — On August 24th 2010, a fire devastated the Oak Knoll neighborhood, and in the end eleven homes were lost. In the time since, homes have been rebuilt and the community is now more prepared. What began as a grass fire on one side of I-5 near exit 14 in Ashland turned into … Continue reading »

Hiking Trails Close Due to 790 Fire

HEMLOCK LAKE, Ore. — The 790 Fire which is located near the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area by Hemlock Lake is affecting walking and hiking trails in that area. This includes parts of the Pacific Crest Trail which runs through the area. Fire Crews are working to fully suppress the fire, however  the terrain is very steep … Continue reading »

Avoiding the Smoke In N. California

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — As these fires continue to burn, sending smoke in the area, communities throughout Northern California are trying to deal with the poor air quality. Happy Camp Elementary is preparing to install air purifiers throughout the school sometime this weekend. The school is expecting to open Monday. That’s three school days later … Continue reading »

Old Blue Mountain Fire Grows

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. — Old Blue Mountain Fire is now an estimated 99 acres. This is an increase from previous estimates of 60 and 80 acres. Fire officials say the increased estimate comes from better mapping of the fire. Tonight, the fire line is 85 percent complete, and the fire is currently 30 percent contained. … Continue reading »

Level 1 Evacuations- Old Blue Mtn. Fire

NEAR APPLLEGATE, Ore. — A Level 1 evacuation alert is in effect for portions of Humbug Creek Rd. in Jackson County. The evacuation is for all homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd., and addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd (the dirt portion). A roadblock is in place … Continue reading »

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