Helitack Base to Set Up In Cave Junction

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — No exact timeline has been given, but the Illinois Valley airport is now ready to go for the helicopters to move in. The Grants Pass and Illinois Valley airports are no stranger to hosting air attack during fire season and this year will be no different. Last year, both airport locations … Continue reading »

Rogue River Rd Fire Now Six Times Larger

10:30AM UPDATE: New Estimates put the fire at 600 acres, 10% containment. 229 people are working the fire, along with 8 helicopters and 3 airtankers. SHADY COVE, Ore. — Fire Crews battling the fire near Shady Cove are taking advantage of the rain’s help reinforcing the south side of the fire where it grew out … Continue reading »

A Look at Oregon Gulch Fire Camp

NEAR THE GREEN SPRINGS, Ore. — The Oregon Gulch Fire camp is like a small city. As logistical crews bring in more resources for fire crews during their downtime, the fire itself is slowing down. A few crews and some pieces of equipment are now heading to other fires. The big challenge in the next … Continue reading »

Update on Wildfire Evacuation Notices

The current evacuation levels for areas affected by the Oregon Gulch Fire in the Beaver Creek Complex have been adjusted. Officials are citing the hard work of firefighters and cooperative weather as reasons for the change in evacuation notices. Jackson County Addresses from the 6,000 block on COPCO ROAD and south to the Oregon border … Continue reading »

July Complex at Critical Point

  NEAR ETNA, Cal. – Danny Breuklander winds his ATV up the logging roads near Mill Creek. The lone member of the Texas Canyon Hotshots keeps an eye up to the sky and an ear on the radio. The rest of his team is further up the hill hoping for a helicopter drop. It’s up … Continue reading »

List of Fires Burning in Our Region

SOUTHWEST, Ore. — Below is a list of fires burning our region with acreage, containment levels, location and any evacuations you need to be aware of. This is frequently updated, please check back for updates. The Beaver Complex containing  The Oregon Gulch Fire – Cascade-Siskiyou Nat’l Monument – 36,568 acres – 35% contained – Lightning caused The Salt … Continue reading »

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 »

Older posts «

» Newer posts