Last Day of Fire Season For SW Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire season ended on Wednesday for Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Southwest Oregon. Fire season started on June 2 this year, and lasted 136 days. Rainfall of at least one-half inch was recorded in many parts of the district, which includes state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land Management forest … Continue reading »

Police Discuss Boles Fire Arrest

WEED, Calif. — The Boles Fire investigation has been a joint effort between the Weed Police Department, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department and CAL-Fire Investigators. Marshall now faces charges of Arson of an Inhabited Structure or Property, Arson of Forest Land and Arson of Property of Another. Weed Police say Marshall was a person of interest … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Suspect’s Father Speaks Out

WEED, Calif. — 24-year-old Beau Marshall is being charged with intentionally starting the Boles Fire, which ultimately damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes last month. NewsWatch 12′s Connor Wist spoke with Beau’s father, Ron Marshall, who owns the house on Brookside Avenue where Beau Marshall was arrested on Saturday. Beau’s father says his son … Continue reading »

Timber Companies Salvage Burned Trees

NEAR BEAVER CREEK, Calif. — Private timber companies are getting back onto lands burned by this year’s wildfires to salvage dead or dying trees. Those in Siskiyou County say it’s the worst year they’ve seen in the past century. The hilltops inside the Beaver Fire area have been teeming with heavy machinery since early September, … Continue reading »

Strength of Weed Emerges from Ashes

WEED, Calif.– One week ago Monday, the Boles Fire ripped thought the city of Weed in a matter of minutes. Some had only seconds to grab what they could and get out. Fire leaders reported Monday, 143 homes were completely destroyed while another 93 are considered unlivable. What few possessions that are left, suddenly mean … Continue reading »

“Day of Giving” For Boles Fire Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 has teamed up with Goodwill, The Red Cross and The United Way for a “Day of Giving” today, Monday, Sept. 22nd from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help the victims of the Boles Fire in Weed, Ca. People can drop off monetary donations at the NewsWatch 12 studios. We … 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 »

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 »

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