Evacuations Lifted at Beaver Fire

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif.– The weather helped crews get a better handle on the Beaver Fire.  All mandatory evacuations and advisories have now been lifted and Highway 96 is now open. The Beaver Fire is currently estimated to be 32,283 acres and 60 percent contained. This lightning-caused fire started July 30, 2014 and is located on the … 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 »

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 »

Perseid Meteor Shower

WEATHER NEWS Perseid Meteor Shower It’s time for the Perseid Meteor Shower! The Perseid Shower is an annual event that occurs around the end of July until the beginning of August. Peak dates for this shower are August 11-13th. At it’s peak, under moonless skies up to 60 meteors an hour can be seen. The … Continue reading »

The Supermoon Returns

WEATHER NEWS Supermoon The Second and Largest of Three in 2014 If you were a fan of the beautiful sight of last months supermoon, get ready. The biggest one this year is happening again tonight! A “supermoon” is the unofficial name given to the phenomenon of a perigee(proxigee)-full moon. So let’s break down the specifics: … Continue reading »

Tropical Storm “Iselle” Hits Hilo

(CNN) — The tropical storm “Iselle” has arrived in Hawaii Friday. The big island got hit first with wind and rain pummeling the town of Hilo in the overnight hours. The storm weakened as it approached the islands and dropped below hurricane strength just before making landfall. The big island was expecting the brunt of … Continue reading »

List of Fires Burning in Our Region

SOUTHWEST, Ore. — Below is a list of fires burning our region with acreage, containment levels, location and any evacuations you need to be aware of. This is frequently updated, please check back for updates. The Beaver Complex containing  The Oregon Gulch Fire - Cascade-Siskiyou Nat’l Monument – 36,568 acres - 35% contained – Lightning caused The Salt … Continue reading »

Incoming Storm Worries Fire Crews

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. – Firefighters got a brief stroke of luck heading into Monday morning. After days of explosive growth, calm winds and overcast skies kept the Oregon Gulch fire to 36,568 acres. That’s a scant few thousand acres of growth from the day before, given the way the fire had been spreading. But officers … Continue reading »

Oregon Gulch Fire Grows: More Evacuation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a LEVEL THREE EVACUATION for some residents on Copco Road near Ashland. Residents who live near surrounding roads also say they have been issued level one evacuations as well. The Oregon Gulch Fire is burning at least 5,300 acres and growing rapidly in the Cascade-Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Crews Battling Fires Near Wagner Butte

TALENT, Ore. – Crews continued to battle several small fires in the hills between Talent and Ashland that were sparked by lightning Wednesday. A National Forest Service spokesman said there are several fires burning in the Wagner Butte area. The largest is being called “Wagner 1,” and has burned about eight acres. Crews from the … Continue reading »

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