Onion Mountain Fire Evacuation Update

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Effective Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., Level 1 Evacuation advisories continue due to the Onion Mountain Fire, as well as the adding of one additional Level 1 Evacuation advisory as listed below. THE ONLY evacuations are the Level 1 advisory evacuations. The fire was estimated this morning to be … Continue reading »

Evacuations Expand on Happy Camp Complex

[UPDATE 1:30 P.M.] Mandatory evacuations are in place for Scott River Rd. from Bridge Flat to the intersection of HWY 96, all areas south of HWY 96 between Scott River Rd. and Grider Creek and all areas south of HWY 96 from Seiad Valley down river to Cade Summit. An evacuation advisory is in place … Continue reading »

Some Siskiyou Co. Residents to Evacuate

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Order for residents of the Idlewild, Mule Bridge, Robinson Flat and Whites Gulch areas, due to the growth and movement of the July Complex fires. The Sheriff’s Office says this Mandatory Evacuation Order is for for all residents east and west … Continue reading »

Evacuation Level Downgraded on Copco Rd.

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore., — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday night that the evacuations starting 6000 block of Copco Road down south to the Oregon border are now at a Level One.  The area was previously on a Level Two after the original Level Three mandatory evacuation which was put into place when the … Continue reading »

Evacuated Residents Return to Copco Road

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Residents are slowly moving back onto Copco Road after a frantic rush to get out of the evacuation area last Thursday. Many residents in the area said they knew there was a fire in the area, but had no idea how fast it was moving, and were upgraded from a level … Continue reading »

Fire Update for Saturday, August 2, 2014

Oregon Department of Forestry has a community meeting is scheduled for tonight at Green Springs Fire Station at 7 p.m., on the corner of Hyatt Lake Road and Highway 66. The Beaver Complex consists of two fires: Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires. Here are the latest fire statistics from the Oregon Department of Forestry: … Continue reading »

Oak Flat Homeowners Ready To Evacuate

OAK FLAT, Ore. — The community of Oak Flat in Josephine County remains under a Level 2 evacuation.   A Level 2 evacuation means homeowners need to be ready to leave at a moments notice. Glenn Lewman and his family were still at their house along Illinois River Road.  They have been moving their belongings … Continue reading »

Douglas Complex Continues To Burn

GLENDALE, Ore. — The Douglas Complex fire continues to burn.  It has consumed 21,000 acres so far.  The Douglas Complex fire began Friday when lightning started 54 fires in the area bordering Douglas and Josephine counties.  Those fires combined into two big fires, making up the Dad’s Creek and Cow Creek fires. The fire remains … Continue reading »

Volunteers Get Flood Evacuation Training

PHOENIX, Ore. – The Bear Creek community is practicing how to save lives in flood situations with an emergency evacuation simulation. Community emergency response teams, or CERT volunteers, were sent out on a door-to-door exercise Saturday to see how quickly they could evacuate locals in the event of a flood. The training is called the … Continue reading »