More Evacuations On Happy Camp Complex

Medford, Ore. — Due to increased fire activity with long-range spotting of the Faulkstein Fire to the northeast, Incident Commanders have advised the Siskiyou County Sheriff and Siskiyou Office of Emergency Services of the need to initiate evacuations.   Effective immediately, the following areas will be under evacuation orders: Mandatory Evacuation are in place for: … Continue reading »

Old Blue Mountain Fire Grows

NEAR APPLEGATE, Ore. — Old Blue Mountain Fire is now an estimated 99 acres. This is an increase from previous estimates of 60 and 80 acres. Fire officials say the increased estimate comes from better mapping of the fire. Tonight, the fire line is 85 percent complete, and the fire is currently 30 percent contained. … Continue reading »

Level 1 Evacuations- Old Blue Mtn. Fire

NEAR APPLLEGATE, Ore. – A Level 1 evacuation alert is in effect for portions of Humbug Creek Rd. in Jackson County. The evacuation is for all homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd., and addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd (the dirt portion). A roadblock is in place … Continue reading »

Beaver Fire Evacuations And Danger

NEAR KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. –  The Beaver Fire is now nearly 29 thousand acres, and has grown nearly four thousand acres in the last 24 hours. Thunderstorms and strong wings have increased fire activity, and even hindered crews’ abilities to fight the fire. After a storm blew into the area in the Klamath National Forest on … Continue reading »

Update on Wildfire Evacuation Notices

The current evacuation levels for areas affected by the Oregon Gulch Fire in the Beaver Creek Complex have been adjusted. Officials are citing the hard work of firefighters and cooperative weather as reasons for the change in evacuation notices. Jackson County Addresses from the 6,000 block on COPCO ROAD and south to the Oregon border … Continue reading »

Beaver Fire Grows With More Evacuations

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. — The Beaver Fire is moving closer to the Oregon border, and is now burning on more than 15,000 acres on Wednesday night. That number has tripled from an estimated 5,000 acres on Monday. Fire officials say the reason the fire activity has picked up is the strong winds and thunderstorm activity in … Continue reading »

Homeowners Stay Despite Evacuation Order

COPCO LAKE, Cali., — Most of the smoke rising on north side of Copco Lake is from firefighters’ efforts to burn out existing vegetation. By burning it in a controlled manner and then following that up with a mop-up firefighters can prevent the Oregon Gulch Fire from threatening the homes on Copco Lake again. Friday … Continue reading »

Wildfire Road Closures and Evacuations

The wildfires burning in Southern Oregon and Northern California has prompted road closures and evacuations. Highway 97 south of Klamath Falls has been closed to wildfire burning south of Oregon-California border along US 97. Oregon department of transportation advises motorists to use I-5. There is a detour at OR (W) 140 in Klamath Falls. Siskiyou County: … Continue reading »

Protecting Homes From the OR Gulch Fire

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — As of Friday night, the Oregon Gulch Fire had consumed three dwellings.  Fire management is careful not to call them all houses, because out on Copco Road, people live in yurts, shanties, cabins, and in large houses.  In addition to the three dwellings destroyed, numerous outbuildings were also burned in the … Continue reading »

Widespread Wildfire Investigations

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– [UPDATE 11:50 P.M. Salt Creek Fire Burns Near Wimer] Crews are monitoring about two dozen fires in areas outside of Grants Pass and Ashland. The newest reported fire is near Sprignett Butte. In just about 20 minutes, the fire jumped from zero to 25 acres. As of 6:30 p.m. fire crews were still … Continue reading »

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