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 Deadline Approaching for SBA Disaster Loans for Property Damage Due to the Bootleg Fire

Deadline Approaching for SBA Disaster Loans for Property Damage Due to the Bootleg Fire

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Final Almeda Fire victim identified

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First fire survivor moves into the Gateway Project

Image for IVFD responds to structure fire in Cave Junction

IVFD responds to structure fire in Cave Junction

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Talent winery, leveled by the Almeda Fire, receives grant toward recovery

Image for Former college criminal justice instructor indicted in arson spree during California wildfires

Former college criminal justice instructor indicted in arson spree during California wildfires

Image for FireWatch: Almeda Fire survivor recognized for his efforts to help others
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FireWatch: Almeda Fire survivor recognized for his efforts to help others

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Fire at former Inn at the Commons in Medford under investigation

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One dead after house fire on the outskirts of Medford on Tuesday night

Image for Illinois Valley Fire thanks voters for renewing levy to retain paid firefighters

Illinois Valley Fire thanks voters for renewing levy to retain paid firefighters

Image for Phoenix residential community, burned in the Almeda Fire, set to reopen in one week
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Phoenix residential community, burned in the Almeda Fire, set to reopen in one week

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Talent Strong: Community breaks ground on new gateway project

Image for Talent prepares to unveil the 'Gateway Project,' transitional housing for Almeda Fire survivors
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Talent prepares to unveil the 'Gateway Project,' transitional housing for Almeda Fire survivors

Image for FireWatch: Ashland marks the beginning of controlled burn season

FireWatch: Ashland marks the beginning of controlled burn season

Image for FireWatch: An end to fire season on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry

FireWatch: An end to fire season on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry

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Wolf Creek community left without fire protection after volunteers resign en masse

Image for FireWatch: Report praises ODOT debris removal progress after 2020 wildfires

FireWatch: Report praises ODOT debris removal progress after 2020 wildfires

Image for FireWatch: 2021 Fire Season ends for Jackson and Josephine counties
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FireWatch: 2021 Fire Season ends for Jackson and Josephine counties

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FireWatch: 76 gas station catches fire in Wolf Creek

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Wind-driven wildfire found in Josephine County

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FireWatch: Recovery group wants to connect with Almeda and South Obenchain fiire survivors

Image for FireWatch: Gov. Brown, Sen. Merkley meet with US Interior officials at South Obenchain burn scar

FireWatch: Gov. Brown, Sen. Merkley meet with US Interior officials at South Obenchain burn scar

Image for FireWatch: Firefighters respond to flames at Jeld-Wen lumber yard outside Klamath Falls

FireWatch: Firefighters respond to flames at Jeld-Wen lumber yard outside Klamath Falls

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Power restored to essentially all 25,000 customers impacted by Public Safety Power Shutoff

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Fire restrictions lowered on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

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RV fire spreads to mobile home south of Cave Junction

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PG&E may shut off power to thousands over windy forecast

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Several wildfires almost wrapped up between Northern California and Southern Oregon

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Hundreds of giant sequoias may have burned as the KNP Complex Fire rages in California

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FireWatch: Fire danger level decreases to 'Low' in Jackson and Josephine counties

Image for FireWatch: White City man discovered dead after RV fire

FireWatch: White City man discovered dead after RV fire

Image for FireWatch: Oregon lifts ban on campfires in state parks and forests east of I-5

FireWatch: Oregon lifts ban on campfires in state parks and forests east of I-5

Image for FireWatch: Arson suspect arrested after second fire at abandoned buildings on Vilas Road

FireWatch: Arson suspect arrested after second fire at abandoned buildings on Vilas Road

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FireWatch: Grants Pass Fire Chief retiring at the end of the month

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Woman charged with starting California's Fawn Fire while trying to boil water

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Fire danger level decreasing across Klamath and Lake Counties on Friday

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FireWatch: River Complex burns nearly 200,000 acres

Image for FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 91,730 acres, 65% contained

FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 91,730 acres, 65% contained

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FireWatch: Antelope Fire burns 145,632 acres, 95% contained

Image for FireWatch: River Complex burns 197,989, 65% contained

FireWatch: River Complex burns 197,989, 65% contained

Image for FireWatch: McCash Fire burns 92,833 acres, 41% contained

FireWatch: McCash Fire burns 92,833 acres, 41% contained

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A promise kept: Jackson & Josephine County firefighters stay true to minimizing the effects of the 2021 Fire Season

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FireWatch: Almeda fire survivor shares his story of rebuilding

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FireWatch: Arson suspect arrested in connection with growing Fawn Fire north of Redding

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Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

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Firefighters make progress on one of California's largest blazes but face challenges with weather ahead

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Burn victim flown to Portland hospital after Medford house fire

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FireWatch: Crews in Siskiyou County work to capitalize on weekend rains

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FireWatch: River Complex burns 195,779 acres, 45% contained

Image for FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 90,614 acres,41% contained

FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 90,614 acres,41% contained

Image for FireWatch: Antelope Fire burns 145,632 acres, 88% contained

FireWatch: Antelope Fire burns 145,632 acres, 88% contained

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FireWatch: All Evacuation Orders and Warnings lifted for Antelope Fire

Image for FireWatch: Illinois Valley Firefighters contain vehicle from spreading into surrounding wilderness

FireWatch: Illinois Valley Firefighters contain vehicle from spreading into surrounding wilderness

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FireWatch: Fire danger and industrial fire precaution levels decreasing thanks to widespread rain and lowering temperatures

Image for FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns  89,203 acres, 6% contained

FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 89,203 acres, 6% contained

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FireWatch: River Complex burns 190,884 acres, 45% contained

Image for FireWatch: Sheriff's Office expands evacuation orders to just south of Happy Camp

FireWatch: Sheriff's Office expands evacuation orders to just south of Happy Camp

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Officials wrapped the world's largest tree in protective foil to guard it against California wildfires

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Wildfire victim resiliency permit center set to open on Monday

Image for FireWatch: Local family rebuilding Mountain View Estates
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FireWatch: Local family rebuilding Mountain View Estates

Image for FireWatch: Fire crews on the Cougar Peak fire in the 'calm before the storm'

FireWatch: Fire crews on the Cougar Peak fire in the 'calm before the storm'

Image for FireWatch: Firefighters make short work of junk fire near O'Brien

FireWatch: Firefighters make short work of junk fire near O'Brien

Image for FireWatch: ODF crews responding to fire north of O'Brien, structures threatened

FireWatch: ODF crews responding to fire north of O'Brien, structures threatened

Image for FireWatch: Firefighters hold Bear Flat Fire southwest of Keno to 50 acres

FireWatch: Firefighters hold Bear Flat Fire southwest of Keno to 50 acres

Image for FireWatch: Aircraft will take point on fighting Bear Flat Fire in Klamath River Canyon

FireWatch: Aircraft will take point on fighting Bear Flat Fire in Klamath River Canyon

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FireWatch: Crews make 'excellent progress' on Cougar Peak Fire northwest of Lakeview

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FireWatch: Rep. Pam Marsh hosts "Our Path to Recovery" one year following the Almeda Fire

Image for FireWatch: California's Dixie Fire has charred nearly a million acres and the state's fire season shows no signs of relief

FireWatch: California's Dixie Fire has charred nearly a million acres and the state's fire season shows no signs of relief

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Biden pushes to combat climate crisis while surveying wildfire damage in Western US

Image for FireWatch: The McCash Fire continues to grow as containment stays at 11 percent

FireWatch: The McCash Fire continues to grow as containment stays at 11 percent

Image for FireWatch: Fire crews on the Cougar Peak Fire increase containment to 6 percent

FireWatch: Fire crews on the Cougar Peak Fire increase containment to 6 percent

Image for FireWatch: Containment rises on River Complex fires in southwestern Siskiyou County
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FireWatch: Containment rises on River Complex fires in southwestern Siskiyou County

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FireWatch: Antelope Fire covers more than 145,000 acres as containment drops to 63 percent

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FireWatch: Firefighters making progress on Cougar Peak Fire, now 6% contained

Image for FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 86,170 acres, 0% contained

FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 86,170 acres, 0% contained

Image for FireWatch: River Complex burns 185,862 acres, 21% contained

FireWatch: River Complex burns 185,862 acres, 21% contained

Image for FireWatch: Antelope Fire burns 143,826 acres, 66% contained

FireWatch: Antelope Fire burns 143,826 acres, 66% contained

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FireWatch: River Complex burns 185,624 acres, 21% contained

Image for FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 85,901 acres, 0% contained

FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire burns 85,901 acres, 0% contained

Image for FireWatch: Antelope Fire burns 142,484 acres, 66% contained

FireWatch: Antelope Fire burns 142,484 acres, 66% contained

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Twenty years after 9/11, two Oregon forestry veterans reflect on Ground Zero

Image for FireWatch: Antelope Fire makes a run for Lava Beds National Monument

FireWatch: Antelope Fire makes a run for Lava Beds National Monument

Image for FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire in Lake County more than triples in size within 24 hours

FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire in Lake County more than triples in size within 24 hours

Image for FireWatch: Fire investigators looking into possible human-caused wildfires in Lake County, including Cougar Peak Fire

FireWatch: Fire investigators looking into possible human-caused wildfires in Lake County, including Cougar Peak Fire

Image for FireWatch: Community comes together to honor fallen Medford wildland firefighter
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FireWatch: Community comes together to honor fallen Medford wildland firefighter

Image for FireWatch: Medicine Lake back under evacuation orders as Antelope Fire marches north and east
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FireWatch: Medicine Lake back under evacuation orders as Antelope Fire marches north and east

Image for FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire balloons to an estimated 25,000 acres
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FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire balloons to an estimated 25,000 acres

Image for FireWatch: Slater Fire victims still struggling one year later as Happy Camp rebuilds
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FireWatch: Slater Fire victims still struggling one year later as Happy Camp rebuilds

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FireWatch: Recovering after the Almeda Fire

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FireWatch: Bison Junction thriving thanks to community support after the South Obenchain Fire

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FireWatch: Gov. Brown invokes Emergency Conflagration Act for Cougar Peak Fire in Lake County

Image for FireWatch: Jackson County revisits emergency management strategies after September 2020 fires
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FireWatch: Jackson County revisits emergency management strategies after September 2020 fires

Image for FireWatch: The decision behind the airdrops over the Almeda Fire
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FireWatch: The decision behind the airdrops over the Almeda Fire

Image for FireWatch: Rebuilding from the ashes of South Obenchain
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FireWatch: Rebuilding from the ashes of South Obenchain

Image for FireWatch: Coping with trauma and PTSD after a year of disaster
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FireWatch: Coping with trauma and PTSD after a year of disaster

Image for FireWatch: Jackson County Expo evacuation organizers reflect on last year's events
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FireWatch: Jackson County Expo evacuation organizers reflect on last year's events

Image for FireWatch: D&S Harley Davidson rebuilds together as a family
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FireWatch: D&S Harley Davidson rebuilds together as a family

Image for FireWatch: When the wells ran dry on the day of the Almeda Fire
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FireWatch: When the wells ran dry on the day of the Almeda Fire

Image for FireWatch: Air tanker pilot’s mission over Almeda Fire was unusual, and meaningful
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FireWatch: Air tanker pilot’s mission over Almeda Fire was unusual, and meaningful

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FireWatch: Cougar Peak Fire grows to roughly 3,200 acres with no containment

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 387485

Reported Deaths: 5116
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah59768836
Washington41571393
Marion39592504
Clackamas32426376
Lane29856354
Jackson24672350
Deschutes23182185
Umatilla15087180
Linn14488178
Douglas13236286
Josephine10057240
Yamhill9665142
Klamath8979145
Polk813698
Benton605137
Malheur591586
Coos5573106
Columbia423855
Jefferson416865
Lincoln357252
Union336854
Crook330156
Wasco314846
Clatsop258335
Baker217531
Tillamook214345
Hood River211337
Morrow197025
Curry190136
Harney119332
Grant108314
Lake104016
Wallowa74713
Sherman1903
Gilliam1844
Wheeler1141
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5060666

Reported Deaths: 74152
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles152491227121
San Diego4047084319
Riverside3849455306
San Bernardino3718825944
Orange3329505675
Sacramento1674002423
Kern1565171781
Fresno1558992246
Santa Clara1511691922
Alameda1246581504
San Joaquin1070001833
Ventura1036461188
Contra Costa1032921045
Stanislaus912991413
Tulare856141082
San Francisco56614669
San Mateo56058629
Monterey52340625
Solano47422356
Santa Barbara47035548
Merced44807664
Sonoma42912412
Placer41881468
Imperial38128769
Kings35038358
San Luis Obispo31294358
Madera26005311
Shasta25917440
Butte25295309
Santa Cruz22028222
Yolo21451257
Marin18342248
El Dorado18166161
Sutter14494181
Napa13372104
Yuba1070088
Tehama10230129
Humboldt10043117
Nevada9914103
Mendocino848894
Lassen792355
San Benito775977
Tuolumne767790
Lake6990110
Amador573766
Siskiyou470954
Glenn455136
Calaveras435685
Del Norte371242
Colusa323519
Inyo254345
Plumas19127
Mono18294
Mariposa156718
Trinity98817
Modoc7475
Unassigned2430
Sierra2170
Alpine1060
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