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 »

“Firewise” Spreads After Oak Knoll Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — On August 24th 2010, a fire devastated the Oak Knoll neighborhood, and in the end eleven homes were lost. In the time since, homes have been rebuilt and the community is now more prepared. What began as a grass fire on one side of I-5 near exit 14 in Ashland turned into … Continue reading »

Superheroes Surprise Child Burn Victim

PORTLAND, Ore. — Superheroes have a surprise for an Oregon boy who survived a terrifying fire that took the life of two of his cousins. Eight-year old Caden Teddleton has spent the last eight years in the burn center. He survived an RV fire in Coquille but lost his two of his cousins. That’s why … Continue reading »

Stranded Tanker Now Being Towed

CAPE BLANCO, Ore. — A chemical tanker, stranded just off the Oregon coast, is now being towed to San Francisco for repairs. The tanker has been stranded since this past weekend when a fire broke out on board. That fire killed one crew member and endangered 20 others. Now a tugboat from Washington State has … Continue reading »

Smoky Skies Again

WEATHER DISCUSSION A small area of low pressure has formed off the coast of Northern California, and with the counter-clockwise flow, it is making the upper level winds shift to a southern flow. This is the culprit for the smoke in the Rogue Valley and the Southern Klamath Basin. All location in the Rogue Valley … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Complex Brings Thick Smoke

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. –  An estimated 20 fires make up the Happy Camp Complex each of which is sending thick smoke  into the sky and while the fires continue to be fought, the fire camp continues to grow. Thick smoke in Happy Camp had Bonita Thom wearing a mask as she worked outside helping her … Continue reading »

Helitack Base to Set Up In Cave Junction

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — No exact timeline has been given, but the Illinois Valley airport is now ready to go for the helicopters to move in. The Grants Pass and Illinois Valley airports are no stranger to hosting air attack during fire season and this year will be no different. Last year, both airport locations … Continue reading »

Rogue River Drive Fire Doubles in Size

Medford, Ore. – The fire burning on Rogue River Drive is now 100 acres. It has doubled in size in the last hour. While the sun was up, 2 air tankers and 5 helicopters as well as hand crews and engines were on the fire. There is currently no containment but 5 threatened homes in the … Continue reading »

Teens Help Fire Camp Run Smoothly

YREKA, Calif., — Incident command for the portion of the Oregon Gulch Fire that falls into CAL FIRES’ jurisdiction is set up at Yreka Union High School. The school’s entire campus is put to use including the classrooms which double as finance and logistical offices. Behind a lot of that coordination is the California Conservation … Continue reading »

How Can You Help Fire Officials

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — In the wake of multiple fires breaking out in the region in the last week, many people are left wondering what they can do to help. Fire agencies say the best thing is to donate to one of several agencies including the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, the American Red Cross, the Salvation … Continue reading »

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