Evacuation Advisories Still in Effect

[UPDATE 8:57p.m.] As of 8:45p.m Monday, level one evacuation advisories remain for the area surrounding the Onion Mountain Fire. Fire officials said there is a scam going around where people claim mandatory evacuations are in effect. They said no homes are being evacuated right now. The only advisories in place are the ones listed below. [UPDATE 1:16 P.M] … Continue reading »

Advisories Called on Onion Mountain Fire

UPDATE (8:54) — Fire officials confirm the Onion Mountain Fire has now exceeded 500 acres, with continued active behavior expected overnight. A fire camp is now being set up at the Sprague Seed Orchard in Merlin. The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has also called level one evacuations for areas near the fire. Evacuation advisories include … 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 »

Update on Happy Camp Complex

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — The largest wildfire in our region is continuing to grow. On Friday, the Happy Camp Complex in Northern California grew another four thousand acres. Crews are making progress, but they are taking it day by day. They are being set back by poor weather conditions and tough terrain. All week, fire … Continue reading »

Wildfire Smoke Visible in Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to BLM officials, the plumes of smoke visible in the Rogue Valley today are coming from the Happy Camp Complex and the 790 Fire, which has been very active today. The Happy Camp Complex is burning between Happy Camp and Ft. Jones in Northern California. The 790 Fire is burning between … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Evacuation Advisory

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff Office has changed the Mandatory Evacuations to Advisory Evacuations in areas on Highway 96 from the Klamath River Bridge ½ Mile west of Grider Road/Walker Creek Road to Scott River Road. This includes both sides of Hwy 96 and the community of Hamburg. Residents should remain prepared … Continue reading »

DC-10′s Fight Local Fires Out of MFR

MEDFORD, Ore. — The largest air tankers in the country were both at the Medford Air Tanker base on Monday as they fought the fast-growing Happy Camp Complex. While these tankers are top of the line for fire resources. Fire officials say they are also not cheap. Each flight costs about about 38,000 dollars, 25,000 … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex 62,000 Acres

NEAR SEIAD VALLEY, Calif. — The fires in Northern California continue to grow with the Happy Camp Complex expanding roughly 4500 acres overnight More than 2000 firefighters on the complex still have a big job ahead of them. On Friday, erratic winds hurled smoke and embers into the air and helped the fires grow by about … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Hits 57,000 Acres

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — The Happy Camp Complex is exploding in size, growing from under 45,000 acres to 57,722 since Friday. Nearly 2,000 firefighters continue to battle that blaze just outside of Happy Camp, CA. On Friday evening the Faulkstein fire saw significant activity, with shifting winds shooting embers from the main body of the … Continue reading »

790 Fire Brings In More Resources

NEAR PROSPECT, Ore. — As most people head into a long labor day weekend, fire crews working away setting up a new camp and bringing in more personnel. The fire is now nearly 2300 acres, and is burning forest land about half way between Crater Lake and Mt. McLoughlin. The U.S. Forest Service says the … Continue reading »

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