After-Fire Meetings for N. Cal Residents

Yreka, Calif. – The Klamath National Forest has scheduled eight community meetings for community discussion regarding the Little Deer, Logs, Whites, and Beaver Fires as well as Happy Camp Complex. The goal of these meetings is to reflect upon experiences from the 2014 fires and share lessons learned; use the experiences from 2014 to improve wildfire … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Clean-Up Continues

WEED, Calif. — Boles Fire cleanup efforts are continuing every day. Some lots of homes destroyed in Angel Valley are now empty and ready for rebuilding. Community members living in Angel Valley say crews have been out every day clearing debris. They say crews have also been working to rebuild power lines and the water … Continue reading »

Police Discuss Boles Fire Arrest

WEED, Calif. — The Boles Fire investigation has been a joint effort between the Weed Police Department, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department and CAL-Fire Investigators. Marshall now faces charges of Arson of an Inhabited Structure or Property, Arson of Forest Land and Arson of Property of Another. Weed Police say Marshall was a person of interest … Continue reading »

Boles Fire Suspect’s Father Speaks Out

WEED, Calif. — 24-year-old Beau Marshall is being charged with intentionally starting the Boles Fire, which ultimately damaged or destroyed more than 250 homes last month. NewsWatch 12′s Connor Wist spoke with Beau’s father, Ron Marshall, who owns the house on Brookside Avenue where Beau Marshall was arrested on Saturday. Beau’s father says his son … Continue reading »

Rehab Efforts Underway on Onion Mtn.

NEAR MERLIN, Ore. — Activity on the Onion Mountain Fire is winding down, and now the remaining crews are focusing their efforts on rehabilitating the damaged land.  It starts with a pile of weed free hay and native grass seed. Natural solutions to help cut back on erosion and heal the burnt land. “The ultimate … Continue reading »

Local Students Cleanup For Weed, Ca.

MEDFORD, Ore. — McLoughlin Middle School is sending all their students outside today for a community cleanup to help students in Weed, California. The middle school students have raised about $2,000 dollars so far. The kids made a video to promote the neighborhood cleanup project. Local businesses are sponsoring the event, that’s where the money … Continue reading »

Rain Pours on Onion Mountain Fire

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Rain continues to fall on the Onion  Mountain Fire and the National Weather Service in Medford estimates the amount of rain that has fallen in the past day is equivalent to 20,000 bucket drops. Containment is officially listed at 80% but fire officials believe the end has come. “This rain, it … Continue reading »

Weed Students Return After Boles Fire

WEED, Calif. — A warm smile, a hug, and welcome back posters greeted students at Weed Elementary on their first day back since the Boles Fire. For all involved, it was emotional morning. Eight days after a fire devastated their city, it was back to school. Parents know it’s a step forward, even if their … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Visits Onion Mtn. Fire Camp

MERLIN, Ore. — The Onion Mountain Fire is holding steady at 4,106 acres. All evacuations have been lifted, and the fire is 60 percent contained. At fire camp, the demobilization process has begun, but several crews will be remaining. On the fire line, crews are working to repair and rehabilitate the land impacted by the … Continue reading »

36 Pit Fire Jumps Clackamas River

ESTACADA, Ore. (CNN) — Fire crews in Northwest Oregon took to the skies to battle the huge 36 Pit Fire. The blaze has been burning for more than a week near Estacada, about thirty miles southeast of Portland. Over the weekend, the fire jumped the Clackamas river, despite firefighters’ efforts to contain it So far, … Continue reading »

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