Wildfires Grow in Central Oregon

CENTRAL OREGON — The Stagecoach Fire, south of the Highway 97 and Highway 31 junction, grew to 400 acres Tuesday morning. Over a hundred people were evacuated Monday, but the Klamath County lifted the order by Tuesday morning. Two hotshot crews have taken over command. There’s no estimate on containment at this time. The cause is … Continue reading »

Four Lightning Induced Fires Burn in OR

OWYHEE , Ore. — There are at least four fires burning in Oregon right now, all in Malheur County, and all are believed to have been caused by lightning. Four miles outside of Adrian, the Owyhee fire is burning out of control. It has charred more than 40,000 acres by some reports, and at this … Continue reading »

Calif. Wildfire Counts Double Average

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — “Unprecedented” is the way California Fire is describing this year’s fire season. Governor Jerry Brown has declared this week “Wildfire Awareness Week.” It’s in response to one of the driest winters in the region. In fact, Cal-Fire has already responded to 11-hundred fires statewide. That’s about double the average. California Fire officials … Continue reading »

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