Large Brush Fire in California

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Fire crews in California are busy battling a massive brush fire sparked less than a day into May. More than 400 firefighters are trying to contain the fire in Riverside County, near Los Angeles, now known as the Summit Fire. It’s already grown to more than 1,700 acres. Winds of 29 … Continue reading »

Update On Fires in Oregon and California

NEAR RUCH, Ore. – Multiple fire agencies across Oregon and California are continuing to battle the Fort Complex Fire. The three fires have now reached nearly 4,000 acres and is 23% contained. The Lick Fire is 80% contained, the Hello is at 15% and the Goff Fire is now at 5%.  Fire crews from the … Continue reading »

Officials Address Fire Concerns

NEAR APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. – As the Fort Complex fires continue to burn, crews are keeping the public aware of what’s going on. A crowd of more than 50 people filled the Upper Applegate Grange on Tuesday night to learn more about a trio of fires burning just over the Oregon border. The Fort Complex … Continue reading »

Multiple Fires In Red Butte Wilderness

Officials confirm six fires are burning in remote backcountry within or near the Red Buttes Wilderness on the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Five of those fires are located within the Red Buttes Wilderness, the largest of which is the Hello Fire estimated at over 10 acres. Siskiyou Rappellers and … Continue reading »

Fires Result In Haze

MEDFORD, Ore. — Air quality managers say fires across the West and across the world have been impacting the air in the Rogue Valley. Smoke from wildfires in Russia has drifted to Southern Oregon. Officials at Medford DEQ say the jet stream has blown the smoke from the Russian fires to our area. They say … Continue reading »

Lightning Strike-Caused Fires Pop Up

MEDFORD, Ore. — Lighting storms have passed, but the aftermath of that thunderstorm activity ignited several fires across Southern Oregon and California. It’s a multi-agency effort in parts of Southern Oregon and California right now; fire crews are getting a handle on several fires that popped up over the weekend. In the Klamath National Forest, … Continue reading »

Cal Fire Charges New Fee

YREKA, Calif. — After a year and a half of budget cuts, California Fire’s deficit will now be partially funded through a new fee charged to certain homeowners. That bill is set to reach homeowners across California in the next few weeks and while some say it’s an unexpected burden others say they’re happy to … Continue reading »