California Crews Battle OR Gulch Fire

YREKA, Calif. – The Oregon Gulch Fire is burning more than 9,000 acres in California.  On Sunday, fire crews were back on the line.  Most of the fire to the west and south has been “black lined.”  Fire officials said this is not a containment line, but a fire line that keeps the fire from … 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 »

Evacuation Notice Changed in Siskiyou Co

YREKA, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is lifting the Mandatory Evacuation Notice that was issued to residents of Beaver Creek, north of Highway 96 near the Klamath River. The Sheriff’s Office says there is still an Advisory Evacuation notice in effect for the residents of Beaver Creek. A Mandatory Evacuation Notice is also … Continue reading »

Fire Update for Saturday, August 2, 2014

Oregon Department of Forestry has a community meeting is scheduled for tonight at Green Springs Fire Station at 7 p.m., on the corner of Hyatt Lake Road and Highway 66. The Beaver Complex consists of two fires: Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires. Here are the latest fire statistics from the Oregon Department of Forestry: … Continue reading »

Oregon Gulch Fire Grows: More Evacuation

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a LEVEL THREE EVACUATION for some residents on Copco Road near Ashland. Residents who live near surrounding roads also say they have been issued level one evacuations as well. The Oregon Gulch Fire is burning at least 5,300 acres and growing rapidly in the Cascade-Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Widespread Wildfire Investigations

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– [UPDATE 11:50 P.M. Salt Creek Fire Burns Near Wimer] Crews are monitoring about two dozen fires in areas outside of Grants Pass and Ashland. The newest reported fire is near Sprignett Butte. In just about 20 minutes, the fire jumped from zero to 25 acres. As of 6:30 p.m. fire crews were still … Continue reading »

ODF Dispatch Severe Weather Preparations

CENTRAL POINT, Ore –Oregon Department of Forestry Dispatch center tracks the lightning storms all over Southern Oregon and Northern California from a room in Central Point. Dispatchers use a variety of computer weather programs to plot and map the strikes. That information is used to compare to strikes and fires seen by field teams, lookouts, and those … Continue reading »

Launch Fire Causes Campsite Evacuation

[UPDATE: 6:52p.m.] South Central Oregon Fire Management leaders said fire crews are being pulled off the fire lines because of lighting. They said as soon as the situation becomes safe again, the crews will move back in. Fire Management officials said they don’t expect it to grow too much more at this time. There is … Continue reading »

Reeves Creek Fire Burns Nearly 250 Acres

(UPDATE 7:25 A.M.): Firefighters and bulldozers dug fireline all night on the Reeves Creek Fire, which has burned 200-250 acres of forestland south of Selma (25 miles southwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County). Fireline now encircles 70 percent of the fire’s perimeter. (UPDATE 11:53 P.M.): Fire officials now estimate the fire to be 120 acres … Continue reading »

Reeves Creek Fire

(UPDATE: 12:56PM) — As of noon Wednesday, July 30, the Level 1 evacuation for Wildpark Lane is cancelled. CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry, Illinois Valley Fire and Rural Metro are battling flames in the Reeves Creek Fire, and trying to keep it from spreading past it’s current 230 acres. Several helicopters … Continue reading »

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