Two Bulls Fire Response Wraps Up

NEAR BEND, Ore. — Fire responders are finishing up their work on the Two Bulls Fire burning near Bend. The fire is currently at 90% containment. Oregon Department of Forestry reports that command of the fire response will transfer to a transition team, which will work on extinguishing any remaining smokes and recover equipment. The … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Reward Now At $31,500

BEND, Ore. — A reward for any information that can be given as to how the Two Bulls fire started has increased to $31,500. An update released Thursday morning said the Two Bulls fire is now 80% contained, and more than $4.3 million has been spent on the suppression campaign. The fire has now burned 6,908 … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Burns Almost 7,000 Acres

BEND, Ore. — Multiple crews continue to make progress on the wildfire burning near Bend. Officials said the fire is now at 40-percent containment. It broke out last Saturday and is now burning nearly 7,000 acres. Level three evacuations are no longer in effect. Investigation teams did conclude the fire to be human caused and … Continue reading »

Temperatures Cooling Off a Bit

WEATHER DISCUSSION The dominant ridge of high pressure is finally starting to break down and with this will come a better chance for cloud coverage and cooler temperatures. Over the last few days we’ve been closer to record temperatures than we have been to seasonal averages. Cooler air being sent in behind a weak cold … Continue reading »

Local Firefighters Headed to Bend Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – It’s the first whiff of fire season as residents across the Rogue Valley awake to the nostalgic sight and smell of distant smoke. “I looked outside and saw a haze above the mountains, and now it seems to have moved down into the valley,” said Ashland Resident Jennifer Jensen. The smoke is … Continue reading »

Smoke Hanging Over Valley

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — The Two Bulls fire isn’t close to the Rogue Valley, but increasing smoke blowing our way could be seen from early Sunday morning. Fire investigators near the Green Springs checked the area for any signs of fire, but according to Oregon Department of Forestry, all that smoke making its way into … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Threatens Homes

Near BEND, Ore. — Two fires that started ten miles west of Bend Saturday afternoon have charred more than 6,000 acres. The wildfires, together named the Two Bulls Fire, are at zero percent containment. As of Sunday morning mandatory evacuations were still in affect for nearly 200 homes in the Saddleback subdivision & Skyliners Road area. … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Smoke in Rogue Valley

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Smoke from the Two Bulls Fire is visible in parts of the Rogue Valley. At last report on Sunday morning, Oregon Department of Forestry says the Two Bulls Fire is at 6,180 acres. 250 homes have been evacuated. The Red Cross has established a shelter at High Desert Middle School in … Continue reading »