Boles Fire Clean-Up Continues

WEED, Calif. — Boles Fire cleanup efforts are continuing every day. Some lots of homes destroyed in Angel Valley are now empty and ready for rebuilding. Community members living in Angel Valley say crews have been out every day clearing debris. They say crews have also been working to rebuild power lines and the water … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Suspect’s Father Speaks Out

WEED, Calif. — 24-year-old Beau Marshall is being charged with intentionally starting the Boles Fire, which ultimately damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes last month. NewsWatch 12′s Connor Wist spoke with Beau’s father, Ron Marshall, who owns the house on Brookside Avenue where Beau Marshall was arrested on Saturday. Beau’s father says his son … Continue reading »

Local Students Cleanup For Weed, Ca.

MEDFORD, Ore. — McLoughlin Middle School is sending all their students outside today for a community cleanup to help students in Weed, California. The middle school students have raised about $2,000 dollars so far. The kids made a video to promote the neighborhood cleanup project. Local businesses are sponsoring the event, that’s where the money … Continue reading »

Some Firefighter Crews Leaving Weed

WEED, Calif. — At one point the Boles Fire had more than a thousand fire fighters on scene. The Cal Fire Incident Management Team will be gone, leaving local resources in charge. The fire camp at the fairgrounds in Yreka is being taken down and final steps in handing the incident over are being made. … Continue reading »

Church Service Continues After Fire

WEED, Calif. — As residents return to their homes and fire crews move out, church services continue. Nothing remains of the Presbyterian Church after the Boles Fire destroyed it and the Catholic Church across the street. Even with no building, service went on. A small room inside the Weed Mercantile building hosted a few dozen … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Now 100% Contained

WEED, Calif. — The Boles Fire is now 100% contained, holding at 479 acres. CAL FIRE reports the Damage Assessment Teams have concluded their inspections and are working with the City and County to produce a final damage inspection report. Excess resources are being released and made available for other incidents as necessary. If you … Continue reading »

Boles Fire at 479 Acres

WEED, Calif. — Despite the dangers of the Boles Fire, firefighters say they are making progress. Rains last night helped with containment and mop up efforts. The fire is at 479 acres, but is now 85% contained. More than 100 homes were damaged or destroyed, and 1,100 are still being threatened. A $10,000 reward remains … Continue reading »

Fire Donations Overwhelming

WEED, Calif. — There has been an out-pour of donations for victims of the Boles Fire, but now the amount of donated supplies is overflowing beyond the walls of the storage space available. A church in Medford drove truck loads full of clothes, food and other supplies to help out people who are displaced, but … Continue reading »

Residents React to Evacuations

NEAR SAWYERS BAR, Calif. — The July Complex is now nearly 30,000 acres, and it continues to threaten homes, cabins, and even whole communities in Northern California. There are currently several mandatory evacuations notices for the communities of Sawyers Bar, Eddy Gulch, Little North Fork, Idlewild, Mule Bridge, Robinson Flat and Whites Gulch areas. In … Continue reading »

Calif. Wildfire Counts Double Average

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — “Unprecedented” is the way California Fire is describing this year’s fire season. Governor Jerry Brown has declared this week “Wildfire Awareness Week.” It’s in response to one of the driest winters in the region. In fact, Cal-Fire has already responded to 11-hundred fires statewide. That’s about double the average. California Fire officials … Continue reading »