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 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

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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

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

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

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DHS takes over for Red Cross in helping fire victims

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RV park provides shelter for Asante employees displaced by fires

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Sens. Wyden, Merkley push for wildfire relief funds in next COVID-19 bill

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Fire victims in the Almeda Fire are the first to receive mobile relocation housing from FEMA

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Rogue Food Unites provides free Thanksgiving meals to wildfire victims

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Jackson County FEMA assistance deadline

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Senator Merkley is counting on the government for fire and COVID relief

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Jackson County emergency officials provide updates on hazardous waste, ash and debris removal

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Oregon's emergency board approves statewide emergency notification investment

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Oregon announces clean-up of wildfire ash and debris at no up-front cost

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Officials warn fire victims about post-disaster scams

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Man sentenced to prison for looting evacuated home during South Obenchain Fire

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Second-longest Fire Season on record ends in southwest Oregon

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EPA workers wrapping up Almeda Fire hazardous waste clean-up

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Jackson County emergency officials provide updates on Almeda, South Obenchain Fire recovery efforts

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Limited growth on Slater and Devil Fires

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Ashland Monster Dash

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Acupuncture for wildfire victims

Image for Slater Fire evacuations end in Siskiyou County on Saturday

Slater Fire evacuations end in Siskiyou County on Saturday

Image for Governor Brown extends wildfire emergency for counties recovering from September fires

Governor Brown extends wildfire emergency for counties recovering from September fires

Image for Erickson Aero Tanker wins $70.5 million federal firefighting contract

Erickson Aero Tanker wins $70.5 million federal firefighting contract

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70,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze grows

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Fire contained in Sunny Valley amid Red Flag conditions

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Phoenix, Talent students build bed frames for victims of the Almeda Fire

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Temporary housing for animals affected by wildfires

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Illinois Valley and northern California areas remain under Public Safety Power Shutoff watch

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Some debris from Almeda Fire will go to landfills out of state

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Nonprofit helps Almeda Fire victims find cremated remains

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Jackson County commissioners looking to hire an agency to conduct investigation into Almeda fire

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Two-thirds of 'Right of Entry' forms signed, deadline on October 23

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Talent Mobile Estates calling for help

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Main Street in Phoenix is going back to two lanes

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Butte Falls residents still without internet, phone service weeks after South Obenchain Fire

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EPA begins hazardous waste removal from Almeda Fire

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EPA sets up staging area for fire debris removal

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Jackson County approved for disaster food benefits

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Crater Football hosts golf tournament with proceeds going to fire relief

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Reliving the South Obenchain Fire

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President Trump reverses rejection of California major disaster declaration

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Trump administration rejects California's disaster assistance request for wildfires

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Free legal consultation available for fire victims

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 135142

Reported Deaths: 1832
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah28678460
Washington18867175
Marion16394242
Clackamas11789138
Lane8467110
Jackson700485
Umatilla685671
Deschutes507339
Yamhill322846
Malheur316453
Linn314949
Polk249240
Klamath246944
Josephine178535
Benton174314
Jefferson171225
Douglas170943
Union112516
Wasco109123
Columbia105418
Lincoln100417
Hood River96121
Coos95215
Morrow94510
Clatsop6925
Crook62911
Baker5765
Tillamook3692
Curry3235
Lake2365
Grant2131
Harney1784
Wallowa973
Gilliam511
Sherman470
Wheeler201
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3074812

Reported Deaths: 35060
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
Ventura62774462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43121766
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Medford
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 34°
Brookings
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 43°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 34°
Medford
Partly Cloudy
34° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 34°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
30° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 30°
Dry and mild Wednesday
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