FireWatch

Wildfire is one of the most serious threats to Southern Oregon. The past few summers especially have resulted in significant fires — bringing relentless smoke and air quality concerns to our area, in addition to the obvious devastation of natural resources, wildlife habitat, and property.

Whether fires happen close to town or in very remote parts of our our region, they are a serious concern. NewsWatch 12 works to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage every day of the year so that you can keep your families safe and prepared in the face of wildfire.

You'll find everything you need to stay in the know right here on our FireWatch page, on our broadcast livestream, our Facebook page, Twitter or under #FireWatch.

Image for Fatal house fire leaves one woman dead in Medford

Fatal house fire leaves one woman dead in Medford

Image for Ash pile from more than a week ago reignites into fire near Wonder

Ash pile from more than a week ago reignites into fire near Wonder

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No outdoor burning allowed in Klamath County through Monday

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Students remodel school buses for Almeda Fire victims

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Fire crews work to contain wildfire southeast of Cave Junction

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Police identify man killed in RV fire along Kings Highway

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State management crews working on clearing Almeda corridor in the Rogue Valley

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Prescribed burns near Ashland will be 'highly visible,' officials say

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State puts $1.8 million toward wildfire prevention projects in southern Oregon

Image for Multiple escaped debris burns reported this week amid dry and windy conditions

Multiple escaped debris burns reported this week amid dry and windy conditions

Image for Oregon House passes tax relief bill for properties destroyed by wildfire

Oregon House passes tax relief bill for properties destroyed by wildfire

Image for Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity to build three homes in Almeda Fire area

Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity to build three homes in Almeda Fire area

Image for Klamath County announces open burn window

Klamath County announces open burn window

Image for Unattended burn piles caused wildfire northeast of Rogue River, fire officials say

Unattended burn piles caused wildfire northeast of Rogue River, fire officials say

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Firefighters work overnight to contain wildfire northeast of Rogue River

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Firefighters work to contain wildfire in remote area southeast of Happy Camp

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FEMA holds a press conference to discuss the recovery efforts for the Almeda Fire.

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Wildfire causes evacuations between Chiloquin and Sprague River

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Firefighters work to contain wildfire east of Chiloquin

Image for Fires caused by high winds near Bend force evacuations

Fires caused by high winds near Bend force evacuations

Image for Three suspicious vehicle fires reported last week across Josephine County

Three suspicious vehicle fires reported last week across Josephine County

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Vegetation fire found 7 miles west of Tulelake

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Owner of travel trailer okay after vehicle bursts into flames

Image for Small wildfire contained and put out in Merlin

Small wildfire contained and put out in Merlin

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Online wildfire help

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City of Ashland, Parks and Recreation work on wildfire prevention

Image for Almeda Fire informs 'aggressive' brush clearing campaign in Ashland

Almeda Fire informs 'aggressive' brush clearing campaign in Ashland

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Almeda Fire clean-up contractor fined more than $74K for alleged asbestos violations

Image for Oregon wildfire recovery hampered by seedling shortage, forestry officials say

Oregon wildfire recovery hampered by seedling shortage, forestry officials say

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Building a Better Future works toward zero waste

Image for Grants Pass Fire Rescue responded to two fires in the Grants Pass area

Grants Pass Fire Rescue responded to two fires in the Grants Pass area

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Final public hearing for forestland classification

Image for Prisoners who helped fight Oregon wildfires could be released early

Prisoners who helped fight Oregon wildfires could be released early

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Two lawsuits blame Pacific Power for Beachie Creek Fire

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FireWatch: The fires of September 8, six months later

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Proposed measure will expand insurance protections for Oregonians impacted by disasters

Image for Craggy Vegetation Management Project going on now to reduce risk of wildfire spread
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Craggy Vegetation Management Project going on now to reduce risk of wildfire spread

Image for FEMA housing could lead to demolition of some Phoenix-Talent Little League fields and facilities
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FEMA housing could lead to demolition of some Phoenix-Talent Little League fields and facilities

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Oregon wildfire recovery committee holds virtual public hearing for wildfire survivors

Image for Most Oregonians who applied for disaster aid after September fires were denied

Most Oregonians who applied for disaster aid after September fires were denied

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House Wildfire Recovery Committee works on solutions for impacted communities

Image for Debris clean-up begins in earnest, more than 4 months after Almeda Fire

Debris clean-up begins in earnest, more than 4 months after Almeda Fire

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Finding hope four months later

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On the eve of the 4-month anniversary construction crews are working to rebuild Phoenix

Image for Almeda Fire debris clean-up slated to begin mid-January, Jackson County says

Almeda Fire debris clean-up slated to begin mid-January, Jackson County says

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Rebuilding after the Almeda fire

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Oregon Debris Wildfire Removal Task Force prepares for second cleanup phase

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Teen starts Almeda Fire 'adopt-a-family' project

Image for Jackson County has a formalized contract today to commission a review of its emergency response to September’s wildfires

Jackson County has a formalized contract today to commission a review of its emergency response to September’s wildfires

Image for Oregon officials need info before debris clean-up from September fires can begin

Oregon officials need info before debris clean-up from September fires can begin

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 174501

Reported Deaths: 2460
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah34800568
Washington23412229
Marion20116299
Clackamas15311204
Lane11554144
Jackson9904127
Umatilla796883
Deschutes708272
Linn414263
Yamhill408775
Klamath345259
Polk342952
Malheur342758
Josephine305462
Douglas304365
Benton273218
Jefferson206432
Coos196831
Columbia153826
Union141124
Lincoln129820
Wasco128928
Hood River112429
Morrow107915
Clatsop8918
Crook87819
Baker85614
Curry5939
Tillamook5803
Lake4137
Grant4064
Harney3056
Wallowa1575
Sherman570
Gilliam561
Wheeler251
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3716579

Reported Deaths: 60994
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles122864123628
Riverside2972154525
San Bernardino2945774550
San Diego2748113674
Orange2688694891
Santa Clara1169712013
Kern1078251322
Sacramento1010581646
Fresno1005001643
Alameda852561477
Ventura802301000
San Joaquin714311334
Contra Costa66927782
Stanislaus603831028
Tulare49383830
Monterey43267357
San Mateo41107560
San Francisco35993517
Santa Barbara33863446
Solano31875239
Merced31196452
Sonoma29679311
Imperial27962719
Kings22766245
Placer21751283
San Luis Obispo20917256
Madera16250239
Santa Cruz15554204
Marin13860226
Yolo13559199
Shasta11677217
Butte11549196
El Dorado9719109
Napa965479
Sutter9268109
Yuba609844
San Benito598263
Lassen566924
Tehama543056
Nevada444775
Tuolumne406664
Mendocino398747
Amador362151
Humboldt358737
Lake340643
Glenn235525
Colusa219816
Calaveras205551
Siskiyou194021
Inyo141738
Del Norte12747
Mono12734
Plumas6906
Modoc4884
Mariposa4247
Trinity3985
Sierra1100
Alpine880
Unassigned330
Medford
Clear
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Hi: 82° Lo: 41°
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Brookings
Cloudy
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Hi: 70° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 45°
Medford
Clear
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Hi: 58° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 82°
Medford
Clear
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Hi: 84° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 82°
Klamath Falls
Clear
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Hi: 70° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 73°
Still pretty warm Monday
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