Tips To Protect Property in Hot Weather

MEDFORD, Ore. –  With temperatures pushing triple digits this week, technicians give tips to get your car and home ready for the hot weather. When the temperatures heat up, most people automatically think about adjusting the thermostat or blasting the air conditioning in their car, which technicians that might not be the best idea when hot weather … Continue reading »

Stores Help To Keep Kids Out of Hot Cars

(CNN) — Doctors are saying forgetting a child in a hot car is not as uncommon as some might think. They said distractions or out of routine tasks are often a common culprit. Today, Wal-Mart announced it’s stepping in to try and help. A store in Indiana is putting up signs in the parking lot … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Work to Contain Bryant Fire

BONANZA, Ore. — The Bryant Fire 20 miles east of Klamath Falls is continuing to grow as crews work on putting a containment line in place. Fire officials said they are utilizing air tankers and ground crews to keep the fire from spreading. An overnight infrared flight revealed the fire had grown another 450 acres … Continue reading »

Bryant Fire Burns 800 Acres

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry is leading the firefighting effort on the Bryant Fire, burning 20 miles east of Klamath Falls. First reported Thursday afternoon on the NE end of Bryant Mountain, ODF reports the fire has grown to 800 acres. The fire is burning in an active logging operation … Continue reading »

Upper Table Rock Fire Being Contained

WHITE CITY, Ore. –  Fire crews worked through the night as they continue to fight the last hot spots of the fire on the Upper Table Rock. The fire broke out after a Straus Ranches worker was mowing a hay field and hit a rock. That sparked the quick-moving flame that would eventually take out 35 … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Level Climbs to High Monday

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Monday, June 16th the fire danger level will increase to high for Oregon Department of Forestry-protected land in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The industrial fire precuation level will remain at level one. Restrictions include no debris burning, no fireworks and no exploding targets with a phyrotechnic charge in it’s base. Campfires will … Continue reading »

White City Controlled Burns Postponed

WHITE CITY, Ore. –  Grayback Forestry burned 15 acres near Table Rock Road on Thursday morning in a controlled burn to prepare for another burn that would have been almost 10 times larger. The 143 acre burn was suppose to happen Friday morning, but was cancelled Thursday evening due to less-than-ideal conditions in the area. Oregon … Continue reading »

Start to 2014 Fire Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Southern Oregon is entering a fire season which some say could be the worst one in the region’s history. Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said Monday he expects an active fire season, similar to last year. In fact the season is starting just one day before last year’s … Continue reading »

Fire Season Officially Starts Monday

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– Starting Monday at 12:01 a.m., wildfire season will officially begin for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties. Declaring fire season means putting restrictions on debris burning. It also prohibits the use of fireworks, release of sky lanterns, the discharge of exploding targets, and the discharge of tracer ammunition. Fire officials say these prevention … Continue reading »

Dry Thunderstorms & the 30/30 Rule

Most of us are familiar with dry thunderstorms – they are defined as thunderstorms that produce little, if any rainfall at all. Typically the rain produced from these storms will evaporate before reaching the ground, simply because the air around Southern Oregon is so dry. With dry thunderstorms comes dry lightning – a term which … Continue reading »

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