Smoke Changes Direction

WEATHER DISCUSSION After two days of smoke in Southern Oregon, clearing is on the horizon. A weak center of low pressure, sitting off the coast of California, has been the culprit for the all-of-a-sudden change in winds. Counter-clockwise flow around the low was responsible for pulling smoke from the Happy Camp and July Complexes northward … Continue reading »

Air Tanker Base Busier Than Usual

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three air tankers were on the ground Saturday afternoon. Their pilots were waiting for conditions to clear to get up in the air to make drops on the July and Happy Camp complexes. It was a different scene Friday, with six air tankers all working out of the base at once. “That … Continue reading »

Some Advisories Lifted Near July Complex

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore.– Some evacuation advisories have been lifted for residents near the July Complex. Incident Commanders say residents of Quartz Valley, Mugginsville and the Greenview areas are no longer being asked to be prepared for an evacuation. This includes everyone along Quartz Valley Rd. between Scott River Road and Oro Fino Road, from Quartz … Continue reading »

July Complex Uses Out Of State Resources

NEAR SAWYERS BAR, Calif. — While most of the crews brought in to work on the July Complex are from California agencies, some personnel are being brought in from out of state. Brian Leitinger was brought in from Minnesota, and has been working on the fire for more than two weeks. He said he will … 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 »

More Evacuation Notices for July Complex

FORT JONES, Cal. — There are new evacuation advisories from the July Complex in southern Siskiyou County.  The fire’s incident commander says that if the fire conditions worse, people should be prepared for the possibility of an evacuation at the Black Bear Ranch, Godfrey Ranch and Blue Ridge Ranch. This impacts people West/SouthWest of Whites … Continue reading »