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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 Worthington Fire containment rises as fire crews hold the lines

Worthington Fire containment rises as fire crews hold the lines

Image for Red Salmon Complex grows to 3,420 acres

Red Salmon Complex grows to 3,420 acres

Image for Umpqua National Forest increases Industrial Fire Precaution

Umpqua National Forest increases Industrial Fire Precaution

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Fire crews getting a handle on Worthington Fire

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Helping forests recover after a wildfire

Image for 'Aggressive efforts' hold Worthington Fire to 600 acres overnight

'Aggressive efforts' hold Worthington Fire to 600 acres overnight

Image for Fire danger level rises to 'Extreme' on Friday in Jackson and Josephine counties

Fire danger level rises to 'Extreme' on Friday in Jackson and Josephine counties

Image for Caldwell Fire grows to 75,567 acres as fire crews hold the line near homes

Caldwell Fire grows to 75,567 acres as fire crews hold the line near homes

Image for Evacuations ordered as Worthington Fire grows to 500 acres northeast of Eagle Point

Evacuations ordered as Worthington Fire grows to 500 acres northeast of Eagle Point

Image for Lightning-sparked fire causes evacuation warning near Happy Camp

Lightning-sparked fire causes evacuation warning near Happy Camp

Image for Evacuations lifted on Caldwell Fire as it grows to cover 70,600 acres

Evacuations lifted on Caldwell Fire as it grows to cover 70,600 acres

Image for Fire crews responding to 100-acre wildfire east of Christmas Valley in Lake County

Fire crews responding to 100-acre wildfire east of Christmas Valley in Lake County

Image for Air quality alerts & updates for Southern Oregon and Northern California

Air quality alerts & updates for Southern Oregon and Northern California

Image for Evacuations ordered for Tionesta as Caldwell Fire continues to grow

Evacuations ordered for Tionesta as Caldwell Fire continues to grow

Image for Caldwell Fire balloons to more than 63,000 acres, prompting evacuations

Caldwell Fire balloons to more than 63,000 acres, prompting evacuations

Image for Ben Young Fire burns more than 1,200 acres, 65% contained

Ben Young Fire burns more than 1,200 acres, 65% contained

Image for Miners fire burning near Scott Valley, evacuation warnings lifted

Miners fire burning near Scott Valley, evacuation warnings lifted

Image for Badger Fire is now 85% contained
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Badger Fire is now 85% contained

Image for New temporary homeless campground in Medford set to open
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New temporary homeless campground in Medford set to open

Image for Caldwell fire nears 8,000 acres, burning in Lava Beds National Monument

Caldwell fire nears 8,000 acres, burning in Lava Beds National Monument

Image for Fire destroys transient camp along I-5 in Josephine County

Fire destroys transient camp along I-5 in Josephine County

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Do you know how to defend your home against a wildfire?

Image for Multiple agencies on standby to respond to lightning caused wildfires
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Multiple agencies on standby to respond to lightning caused wildfires

Image for Evacuation warning in Siskiyou County near Horse Creek due to wildfire

Evacuation warning in Siskiyou County near Horse Creek due to wildfire

Image for Crews respond to wildfire along I-5 south of Canyonville

Crews respond to wildfire along I-5 south of Canyonville

Image for Residents near Badger Fire decide to wait out the flames
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Residents near Badger Fire decide to wait out the flames

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New wildfire near Montague prompts evacuations

Image for Fire crews respond to 35-acre wildfire near Canyonville

Fire crews respond to 35-acre wildfire near Canyonville

Image for ODF: Memorial Fire near Ashland halted within two hours

ODF: Memorial Fire near Ashland halted within two hours

Image for Fire danger level increases in Jackson and Josephine County, new restrictions in place
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Fire danger level increases in Jackson and Josephine County, new restrictions in place

Image for Fire crews halt grass fire southwest of Medford

Fire crews halt grass fire southwest of Medford

Image for Oregon National Guard soldiers complete wildland firefighter training

Oregon National Guard soldiers complete wildland firefighter training

Image for Spence Mountain Fire now 90 percent contained and 50 percent mopped up, still 78 acres

Spence Mountain Fire now 90 percent contained and 50 percent mopped up, still 78 acres

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Fire danger rises to 'High' in Jackson and Josephine counties

Image for Forest Service mourns the loss of Happy Camp wildland firefighter

Forest Service mourns the loss of Happy Camp wildland firefighter

Image for Passerby pulls passenger from crash moments before the car is engulfed in flames

Passerby pulls passenger from crash moments before the car is engulfed in flames

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Fire crews stop a truck fire from spreading

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ODF detection operators looking for smoke

Image for Grass fire starts along I-5 near US Cellular Community Park
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Grass fire starts along I-5 near US Cellular Community Park

Image for California scrambles for more firefighters amid pandemic

California scrambles for more firefighters amid pandemic

Image for Family of three loses home to fire near Central Point
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Family of three loses home to fire near Central Point

Image for Structure fire on 13th Avenue completely out, no injuries

Structure fire on 13th Avenue completely out, no injuries

Image for FIREWATCH: Fire crews are on the scene of a three to five acre fire in Siskiyou County

FIREWATCH: Fire crews are on the scene of a three to five acre fire in Siskiyou County

Image for Fire danger level in southwest Oregon rises to 'Moderate' on Monday

Fire danger level in southwest Oregon rises to 'Moderate' on Monday

Image for Local firework tents prepare for an increase in sales this year
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Local firework tents prepare for an increase in sales this year

Image for Fire danger level rises to 'moderate' in Klamath and Lake counties

Fire danger level rises to 'moderate' in Klamath and Lake counties

Image for Cal Fire suspends burn permits for Siskiyou County effective Monday

Cal Fire suspends burn permits for Siskiyou County effective Monday

Image for PG&E sentenced to pay $4-million on 84 counts of manslaughter, local Camp Fire survivors react
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PG&E sentenced to pay $4-million on 84 counts of manslaughter, local Camp Fire survivors react

Image for Vacant cabin destroyed in fire near Gold Hill
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Vacant cabin destroyed in fire near Gold Hill

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PacifiCorp agrees to pay $3.4 million for 2018 Ramsey Canyon Fire near Sams Valley

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19699

Reported Deaths: 333
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah455393
Washington287723
Marion271368
Umatilla212224
Clackamas144337
Malheur70812
Deschutes5488
Lane5353
Jackson4111
Yamhill39912
Lincoln3959
Union3922
Jefferson3243
Morrow3162
Polk30012
Linn25510
Klamath1981
Hood River1740
Wasco1713
Benton1606
Douglas1391
Josephine1071
Coos880
Columbia840
Clatsop820
Crook431
Baker350
Lake320
Tillamook320
Wallowa191
Curry140
Sherman140
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant20
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 526685

Reported Deaths: 9684
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1958054760
Riverside38487738
Orange38066653
San Bernardino34017477
San Diego30516568
Kern21228151
Fresno15759138
San Joaquin11958180
Alameda11909192
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare9990193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8176131
Ventura787777
San Francisco698961
Santa Barbara652663
San Mateo5744120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma311339
Madera211432
Placer195318
San Luis Obispo192616
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa9809
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta3979
Colusa3574
Mendocino3419
Glenn3321
Nevada3161
Tehama2461
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1451
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo641
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 88°
Brookings
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 64°
Crater Lake
Few Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 84°
Grants Pass
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 84°
Klamath Falls
Few Clouds
84° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 84°
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