Timber Companies Salvage Burned Trees

NEAR BEAVER CREEK, Calif. — Private timber companies are getting back onto lands burned by this year’s wildfires to salvage dead or dying trees. Those in Siskiyou County say it’s the worst year they’ve seen in the past century. The hilltops inside the Beaver Fire area have been teeming with heavy machinery since early September, … Continue reading »

A Tiny Miracle Out of the Ash

WEED, Cal. – Bertha Cervantes looks on as a team of family members and firefighters sift through rubble under the setting sun. For hours, the firefighters have been helping her family search the burnt wreckage of their home for surviving valuables, even after many other families have already called it a day. Despite the devastation, … Continue reading »

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 Communities Concerned

NEAR SAWYERS BAR, Calif. — People who live around the July Complex say they are worried their entire community could be lost. Several homes around Sawyers Bar are being threatened, many of which are historical homes that have been around for a hundred years. People also say there aren’t enough resources to help families that … Continue reading »

National Guard Arrives at July Complex

NEAR ETNA, Cal. – Conditions on the July Complex have forced the National Guard to send ground crews to Northern California for the first time in six years. The National Guard unit arrived at fire camp on Saturday. While it isn’t uncommon to see National Guard air resources on local fires, officers say the ground … Continue reading »

Friday Update on Wildfires

Labrador Fire The estimated size of the fire remains at 2,020 acres. There is no word on containment. Closures: Forest Roads 4103, 4105 and 4103152. The entire Illinois River Trail. The Labrador Fire is burning in an area south and west of the Illinois River in inaccessible country 30 miles southwest of Grants Pass, Oregon. … Continue reading »

Crews Respond To Oregon, California Fire

Sterling Ditch Fire Crews are still working this morning to keep a fire under control in the rogue valley. The Oregon Department of Forestry is calling it the Sterling Ditch Fire. The fire is burning near Anderson Butte Road southwest of Medford. It started out at 2 acres and grew to 6 acres. ODF Spokesman … Continue reading »