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Brett Taylor

Brett joined the NewsWatch 12 team in July of 2020.

Title: Reporter/producer

Brett joined the NewsWatch 12 team in July of 2020.

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Firefighters halt fire's growth in Sunny Valley

Rural Metro Fire Firefighters along with ODF Southwest Oregon District units have stopped the growth of a fire on Placer Road in Sunny Valley.

Evacuation Warnings issued for Forks of Salmon and Sawyers Bar areas

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office has issued an Evacuation Warning for the Forks of Salmon and Sawyers Bar areas of Siskiyou County because of multiple wildfires burning in the Klamath National Forest.

ODF Southwest responding to multiple fires across Jackson and Josephine Counties

According to the Oregon Department Southwest District, crews have responded to 35 reports of fires across Jackson and Josephine Counties.

11 fires suppressed in Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest over the last three days

The Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest have actively suppressed 11 lightning caused fires over the last three days. Three new fires caused by last night’s lightning storm are keeping firefighters busy on the Siskiyou Mountain Ranger District. Each of these new fires is less than ¼ of an acre.

Family looking for answers to why their trailer was stolen

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is looking into the theft of a trailer that happened on July 29 in Rogue River.

ODF prepared for possible fire starts over the next few weeks from lightning strikes

Over the last 24 hours, the Oregon Department of Forestry says that it has dealt with about eight fire starts from lightning strikes across Jackson County

Redwood Highway Fire 100% contained

Following an aggressive initial attack, continuous overnight work and day shift mop-up, the Redwood Highway Fire located along Highway 199 MP 23 south of Selma is now 100% contained.

Firefighters rescue cat that was stranded in a tree for five days

Firefighters from Fire District 3 had a rescue Shadow, a cat that had been stuck in a tree for five days Saturday Morning.

Redwood Highway Fire burning along Highway-199 near Selma

New fires has been discovered between Selma and Kerby near Gold Canyon Dr. (Sisses Gap). Because of fire conditions in the area, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 1 'BE READY' Evacuation Order to people living on Wild Park Lane and Terrell Way.

Teen arrested following Rolling Hills Fire in Douglas County

Three juveniles have been identified by Detectives as being present at the origination point of the Rolling Hills Fire which broke out Friday evening and have made one arrest at this time.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 224547

Reported Deaths: 2877
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah42425618
Washington28176259
Marion24842333
Clackamas20349243
Lane15401176
Jackson13240160
Deschutes1074187
Umatilla988394
Linn644882
Yamhill515882
Klamath498279
Douglas479594
Polk440457
Josephine438076
Malheur370967
Benton354822
Jefferson252842
Coos241040
Columbia213732
Union175924
Wasco160631
Lincoln159122
Crook144724
Hood River128934
Morrow125017
Clatsop123711
Baker116018
Curry86512
Tillamook7985
Grant5657
Lake4868
Harney46611
Wallowa2486
Gilliam881
Sherman872
Wheeler491
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4003787

Reported Deaths: 64620
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles131165624721
Riverside3112424667
San Bernardino3095025265
San Diego3011003805
Orange2856205146
Santa Clara1245862183
Sacramento1178311790
Kern1143421428
Fresno1057321746
Alameda980131290
Ventura845891046
Contra Costa78084836
San Joaquin776151461
Stanislaus666191097
Tulare50731854
San Mateo45255588
Monterey44651528
San Francisco41758565
Solano36525261
Santa Barbara36106469
Sonoma33414331
Merced33321485
Imperial29333746
Placer25624307
Kings23790251
San Luis Obispo22356267
Madera17220249
Santa Cruz16779207
Yolo15149215
Marin15039243
Butte13523205
Shasta13179242
El Dorado11312121
Napa1055282
Sutter10343127
Yuba712950
San Benito632664
Tehama592766
Lassen590526
Nevada568575
Humboldt535154
Mendocino485652
Tuolumne469173
Lake440866
Amador395348
Siskiyou259640
Glenn248127
Colusa238118
Calaveras235658
Del Norte174710
Inyo148238
Mono13395
Plumas7926
Modoc5767
Mariposa5377
Trinity4696
Sierra1370
Alpine910
Unassigned810
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