Happy Camp Complex Hits 57,000 Acres

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — The Happy Camp Complex is exploding in size, growing from under 45,000 acres to 57,722 since Friday. Nearly 2,000 firefighters continue to battle that blaze just outside of Happy Camp, CA. On Friday evening the Faulkstein fire saw significant activity, with shifting winds shooting embers from the main body of the … Continue reading »

July Complex at Critical Point

  NEAR ETNA, Cal. – Danny Breuklander winds his ATV up the logging roads near Mill Creek. The lone member of the Texas Canyon Hotshots keeps an eye up to the sky and an ear on the radio. The rest of his team is further up the hill hoping for a helicopter drop. It’s up … Continue reading »

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 »