Winds to Gust to 50mph in Shasta Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The area of low pressure moving into our region today will be bringing strong winds as it approaches. Winds will gust near 50mph in the Shasta Valley beginning early this afternoon. East of the Cascades gusts up to 45mph are likely. Because these strong winds will raise fire weather concerns for existing … Continue reading »

Poor Air Quality Across the Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. – Twenty four hour air quality readings are unhealthy as of 8:30a.m. in Medford and Grants Pass. Smoke settled across the Valley Tuesday night leading to the poor conditions. One hour readings are showing improvements though, reading good to moderate across the West Side. This suggests the air has improved since last night and is also … 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 »

Winds Will Continue to Gust Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday afternoon, as expected, winds were gusting to near 40 miles per hour again near Weed.  We will not see this change for Wednesday.  A fire weather warning is already in effect for central Siskiyou County, which includes the Shasta Valley, until 9 PM Wednesday.  For most of the Klamath Basin, the fire … 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 »

Statement from Weed Mill Owners

Roseburg, Ore. – When the Boles Fire swept through Weed on Monday, September 15, it also burned the mill.  Many people in that community depend upon the mill for employment. The spouse of one mill worker tells NewsWatch 12 “Without the mill, I’m not sure what would be left of Weed.” The owners of that … Continue reading »

Gusty Winds Raise Fire Concerns

  WEATHER DISCUSSION After the heartbreaking news of the Boles Fire in Weed, California Monday I unfortunately cannot say winds will be improving today. Fire crews will have a tough fight these next 48 hours as winds continue to remain gusty. Sustained winds will be between 10 and 20mph with gusts around 35mph out of … Continue reading »

New Happy Camp Complex Evacuation

HAPPY CAMP, Cal. – Due to increased fire activity of the Happy Camp Complex the northeast, the Siskiyou County sheriff is issuing Advisory Evacuations to residents in all areas of Mill Creek Road five miles east of Scott River Rd.  Residents should be prepared to evacuate should fire conditions worsen. An evacuation center has been … Continue reading »

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 »

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