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 »

Arthur Puts a Damper on July 4th

NORTH CAROLINA — The Fourth of July plans for millions on the Eastern Seaboard could be in jeopardy, thanks to now Hurricane Arthur. Evacuations have been ordered in North Carolina, where the storm is expected to make landfall. Many residents are loading up today as they prepare to get out of town before the storm … Continue reading »

Monday Wildfire Update

Below is the most up to date information on the wildfires, closures and evacuation orders in place across Southern Oregon and Northern California.   Big Windy Complex – 15,278 acres, 15% containment, 1,417 personnel A Level 2 evacuation is in place from the Marial Lodge, along the Rogue River east to Grave Creek, then north and … Continue reading »

Close Call for Wolf Creek Resident

Wolf Creek, Ore. — Teams of structural protection firefighters spent the afternoon mopping up an area near homes in danger of the Douglas Complex. Small progress is being made in Douglas County and the fires are threatening close to 500 homes. Although part of Wolf Creek is in a level 3 evacuation, one homeowner in … Continue reading »

How to Prepare for Evacuations

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the current fires burning across the region, and the evacuations that have taken place as a result, it’s important to know how to prepare for evacuations if need be. Executive Director of the Southern Oregon chapter of the Red Cross has shared some key ways families and residents can stay a … Continue reading »

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