Bomb Discovered In Dunsmuir Neighborhood

DUNSMUIR, Calif. — An investigation is underway after a bomb was discovered in a Siskiyou County neighborhood. Sheriff deputies responded to the scene in Dunsmuir, California Tuesday afternoon to find a handmade explosive device. Deputies say it was made out of a one-inch galvanized pipe commonly known as a “pipe bomb.” They say that a … Continue reading »

Local Emergency Alert Systems

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — County emergency departments are making a push for the public to sign up for emergency notification, to make sure people are getting the most important information as soon as possible. In Siskiyou County, the emergency notification system is called a CodeRed call. It is a free service people can sign up … 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 »

Less Resources Needed for Fires

YREKA, Calif. — As of Friday, the Oregon Gulch Fire was 50 percent contained, and the Little Deer Fire was 87 percent contained. With the fires less of a threat from earlier in the week, many of the 15 hundred personnel at the Yreka High School Fire Camp are being sent home or reassigned. Fire agencies have … Continue reading »

Officials Assess OR Gulch Fire Damage

YREKA, Calif. — The Oregon Gulch Fire’s stable acreage is making it less of a threat for fire officials. Now, investigators are working their way into the area to check the damages. Cal Fire field observers have been working their way through the burned areas in Siskiyou County, looking to gather information on land and structure … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Tracks Fire Expenses

YREKA, Calif. — With several fires burning in Siskiyou County including the Oregon Gulch Fire and the Beaver Fire, many county resources are being used to get them under control. In order to make sure the fire costs are being recorded, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Emergency Operations Center is going through a very specific process. … 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 »

Mandatory Evacuations in Siskiyou County

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Due to the growth of the Oregon Gulch Fire the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Notice to the Copco area residents that live one mile east of the town Copco to the Beaver Creek area. The Sheriff’s Office has also issued Mandatory Evacuation Notice to the residents … Continue reading »

Man Accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ore. — A man is behind bars in Siskiyou County and is accused of lewd and lascivious acts with a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department arrested 35-year old Shane Gottlieb, of Fort Jones, on June 25. He is lodged in the Siskiyou County Jail on … Continue reading »

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