Fire Department Walkout Fallout

HORNBROOK, Calif. — An investigation is underway at a small volunteer fire department in Northern California. Hornbrook firefighters were ordered to return to their fire house Thursday after walking out earlier this week. A special all-staff meeting Thursday morning included an equipment inventory and safety check. The fire district’s board president says taking the inventory … Continue reading »

Wildfires at California-Oregon Border

NEAR HORNBROOK, Calif. — Oregon Department of Transportation now says all lanes are now open 5 miles south of the Oregon border. Motorists should exercise caution as CalFire crews continue to fight a wildfire. This is near the agriculture check point. Oregon Department of Transportation reported earlier this afternoon that Interstate 5 was closed to … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Northern California Wildfire

By Steven Sandberg FORT JONES, Calif. — The first major wildfire in our area for this season is currently torching a hillside in northern California. While crews are still working to keep the blaze contained, we have learned the structures previously threatened are safe again as of Friday morning. CALFIRE officials say the fire began … Continue reading »