July Complex Communities Concerned

NEAR SAWYERS BAR, Calif. — People who live around the July Complex say they are worried their entire community could be lost. Several homes around Sawyers Bar are being threatened, many of which are historical homes that have been around for a hundred years. People also say there aren’t enough resources to help families that … Continue reading »

More Evacuation Notices for July Complex

FORT JONES, Cal. — There are new evacuation advisories from the July Complex in southern Siskiyou County.  The fire’s incident commander says that if the fire conditions worse, people should be prepared for the possibility of an evacuation at the Black Bear Ranch, Godfrey Ranch and Blue Ridge Ranch. This impacts people West/SouthWest of Whites … 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 »

Fire Crews Use High-Tech Equipment

YREKA, Calif. — Firefighters are using high-tech equipment on the front-lines of wildfires.  Starting this year, QR codes are scattered around fire camps, and all around people are using smart phones. Firefighters and other personnel are using the QR codes to download maps, daily rundowns, and schedules with the click of a button. “The key … Continue reading »

Rafting Business Back On Track

SHADY COVE, Ore. — This time last year, thunderstorms moved through southern Oregon and lightning sparked several fires. The smoke from those fires moved into the valley and just about put rafting companies out of business for the year. One company said so far this year, they’re back on track. Rafts are stacked up and ready … Continue reading »

Fire Danger: “Extreme”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Fire danger was moved to “Extreme” or Red for Jackson and Josephine Counties. Consecutive days in the triple digits has dried us out significantly and with the afternoon winds and thunderstorm activity continuing, threat for wildfire and rapid spreading is at an all-time high. High pressure over the region is keeping a lid on the … Continue reading »

Record Temperatures in Jeopardy

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a week we’ve had, weather wise, this week with the hot temperatures to start. Then, we received a weak cold front that lowered temperatures a bit, and brought in afternoon thunderstorms and dry lightning. Some of that dry lightning caused wildfires in Northern California and east of the Cascades. We closed out … Continue reading »

Crews Respond to 34 Fires

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Inter-agency fire crews are continuing to mop-up on lands where lightning struck and started a fire for the past 36 hours. Firefighters have responded to 34 confirmed fires in the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area (SCOFMP) since July 1, with three new fires being reported since 12 a.m. July 3. … Continue reading »

Calif. Governor Blames Climate Change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown says California is at “the epicenter” of the effects of a warming planet as the state experiences longer fire seasons and more destructive wildland blazes. The Democratic governor spoke Monday at a conference about climate change. His address comes as scientists warn that a hotter climate will lead … Continue reading »

California Fires Nearing Containment

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say they expect the most destructive of Southern California’s recent wildfires to be fully contained by Thursday. The fire in northern San Diego County is about 90 percent surrounded Monday. State fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler says crews are busy checking for hotspots. The fire erupted Wednesday in San Marcos … Continue reading »

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