Old Blue Mountain Fire Grows

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. — Old Blue Mountain Fire is now an estimated 99 acres. This is an increase from previous estimates of 60 and 80 acres. Fire officials say the increased estimate comes from better mapping of the fire. Tonight, the fire line is 85 percent complete, and the fire is currently 30 percent contained. … Continue reading »

Level 1 Evacuations- Old Blue Mtn. Fire

NEAR APPLLEGATE, Ore. – A Level 1 evacuation alert is in effect for portions of Humbug Creek Rd. in Jackson County. The evacuation is for all homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd., and addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd (the dirt portion). A roadblock is in place … Continue reading »

July Complex Uses Out Of State Resources

NEAR SAWYERS BAR, Calif. — While most of the crews brought in to work on the July Complex are from California agencies, some personnel are being brought in from out of state. Brian Leitinger was brought in from Minnesota, and has been working on the fire for more than two weeks. He said he will … Continue reading »

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 »

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