More Evacuation Notices for July Complex

FORT JONES, Cal. — There are new evacuation advisories from the July Complex in southern Siskiyou County.  The fire’s incident commander says that if the fire conditions worse, people should be prepared for the possibility of an evacuation at the Black Bear Ranch, Godfrey Ranch and Blue Ridge Ranch. This impacts people West/SouthWest of Whites … Continue reading »

Mandatory Evacs Lifted at Beaver Fire

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the mandatory evacuations and has issued an evacuation advisory for residents of Horse Creek, Highway 96, Oak Knoll at Walker Creek Connecting Road, to Horse Creek which includes Bar Road, Horse Creek Road, Road 46N50, Middle Creek Ranch Road, Road 8 and 12, Buckhorn … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Starts From Lightning

HAPPY CAMP, Ca. — Due to lightning strikes on Monday, a number of fires were started on the Happy Camp Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest. As of Wednesday morning, the Happy Camp Complex is about 400 acres and is zero percent contained. There are 338 personnel on the fire, including 12 crews, 8 … Continue reading »

Conflagration For Rogue River Dr. Fire

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act at Tuesday night for the Rogue River Drive Fire, which threatens 134 homes between Eagle Point and Shady Cove in Jackson County. The fire started Monday and is about 300 acres, according to a press release sent out by the Governor’s office. The Governor’s declaration … Continue reading »

Change Brings More Rain With Storms

WEATHER DISCUSSION Now in our fourth day of an active weather pattern,  we are seeing a little bit of a change. Sunday through Tuesday brought strong scattered thunderstorm activity. With these storms, that stretched across the entire region, we had a plethora of threats that accompanied them. Between Sunday and Wednesday morning, we had thousands … Continue reading »

Beaver Complex Mopping Up; 90% Contained

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — The Beaver Complex (Oregon Gulch Fire) is 90 percent contained and holding at 35,147 acres (9,464 acres in California). The fire received some rain from the thunderstorms that passed over Tuesday afternoon. The fire is completely lined and it is mopped in at least 400 feet on all sides. The objective … Continue reading »

Beaver Fire Evacuations And Danger

NEAR KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. –  The Beaver Fire is now nearly 29 thousand acres… and has grown nearly four thousand acres in the last 24 hours. Thunderstorms and strong wings have increased fire activity, and even hindered crews’ abilities to fight the fire. After a storm blew into the area in the Klamath National Forest on … Continue reading »

A Stormy Tuesday and a Cooler Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Our typical summertime thunderstorm events usually only produce a few isolated cells through late afternoon, but the past few days this has not been the case.  Monday featured widespread thunderstorm activity, accompanied by heavy rain and hundreds of lightning strikes.  Tuesday’s storms occurred in waves, one which moved north along and east of the Cascades … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Medford Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. -  Neighbors in a Medford cul-de-sac are still shaken after lightning hit a tree, sparking a fire at the end of their street. Monday’s thunderstorms generated at least 80 lightning strikes in Jackson County. Neighbors on Sandberg Ct. said they felt the normal rumbles of thunder after work Monday at around 5 o’clock. But when … Continue reading »

Another Round of Thunderstorms Today

WEATHER DISCUSSION Today will be the third day in a row that we see thunderstorms in our forecast area. Once again, storms are expected to reach from the Coastal Range all the way to the Eastern Klamath Basin. Monday was a busy day with the storms. over 80 lightning strikes were recorded in Jackson County … Continue reading »

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