Crews Use Biscuit Fire to Fight Labrador

SELMA, Ore. — Fire crews on the Labrador Fire say they have had plenty of experience in how to handle the flames. That’s because much of the same crews battled multiple wildfires in that area over the past 10 years. Many firefighters and managers helped battle the Biscuit Fire in the Illinois Valley in 2002, … Continue reading »

Experience Helps Crews at Labrador Fire

SELMA, Ore. – Fire crews on the Labrador fire say they have had plenty of experience in how to handle the fire. That’s because much of the same crews battled multiple wildfires in that same area over the past 10 years. Many firefighters and managers helped battle the Biscuit Fire in the Illinois Valley in … Continue reading »

Slow Firefight Against Labrador Fire

SELMA, Ore. – Fire resources stretched thin, combined with thick smoke choking the air, have made it difficult for crews to battle a large wildfire burning in the Illinois Valley. The Labrador Fire has burned 870 acres in an area 12 miles northwest of Selma. 439 firefighters and fourteen 20-person handcrews are currently building firelines … Continue reading »

25 for 25: 2005

November 19, 2010 To mark NewsWatch 12’s 25th anniversary, we are taking a look back into our archives at some of the stories that made major headlines in Southern Oregon and Northern California. In 2005, three years after the massive Biscuit Fire, environmental groups reacted to the work being done to salvage some of the … Continue reading »

25 for 25: 2002

November 30, 2010 To mark NewsWatch 12’s 25th anniversary, we are taking a look back into our archives at some of the stories that made major headlines in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The giant Biscuit Fire in the summer of 2002 blackened more than half-a-million acres in Southwest Oregon.