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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.

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Southern Oregon Strong: Wildfire recovery resources

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Erickson Aero Tanker wins $70.5 million federal firefighting contract

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

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70,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze grows

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Temporary housing for animals affected by wildfires

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Fire contained in Sunny Valley amid Red Flag conditions

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

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Nonprofit helps Almeda Fire victims find cremated remains

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

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Main Street in Phoenix is going back to two lanes

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Talent Mobile Estates calling for help

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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

Image for 2021 NFL Draft prospect Brady Breeze comes home to help after Almeda Fire
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2021 NFL Draft prospect Brady Breeze comes home to help after Almeda Fire

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Two and a half months later, Red Salmon Complex continues to burn

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Medford fire relief event provides free clothes, shoes for victims

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People displaced by the Almeda Fire not seeking resources, officials worry

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Fire danger level drops in Jackson and Josephine counties

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Housing relief on the way to Jackson County, FEMA approves assistance

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Phoenix Fire Relief Center offering free resources for fire victims

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California wildfire summary

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Drive-through, low-cost shot clinic at the Jackson County Animal Shelter

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Shady Cove and Butte Falls host motorcade

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SOU Football offers helping hand at local food drive

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Peace Trees planted in Talent as a symbol of 'resilience'

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Phoenix-Talent Schools help families impacted by the Almeda Fire

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Oregon DEQ approves actions to relax hazardous waste removal rules

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Slater Fire 155,726 acres and 70 percent containment, wet weather expected

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Jackson and Josephine fire danger decreasing from "Extreme" to "High"

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One month since Almeda, South Obenchain and Slater Fires

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Almeda Fire – One month later

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New fire information website designed to help Rogue Valley residents rebuild

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Right of Entry forms due October 16, allows free hazardous waste removal

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'Tag exchange' available for General Season Archer Elk hunters who were unable to hunt during wildfires

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Replacement SNAP benefits deadline extended for 20 counties

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Talent preparing for after effects of the Almeda Fire

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Jackson county commissioners looking into hiring a private review team regarding the emergency alert system

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Quilts for wildfire victims

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Slater Fire flames look closer in the dark, U.S. Forest Service asks public to familiarize with fire lines

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Grants Pass water treatment plant monitoring for toxins in Rogue River

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Community Care Program

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 42436

Reported Deaths: 655
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9228160
Marion5858108
Washington579076
Umatilla335444
Clackamas313965
Lane239227
Malheur191738
Jackson16846
Deschutes113213
Yamhill99415
Linn81015
Polk65415
Jefferson6049
Morrow5456
Lincoln51713
Union4672
Benton4426
Klamath4113
Douglas3506
Wasco34715
Hood River2771
Josephine2673
Columbia2661
Coos2460
Clatsop2430
Baker1203
Crook1092
Tillamook700
Curry571
Wallowa442
Lake370
Harney230
Sherman190
Gilliam110
Grant110
Wheeler10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 910438

Reported Deaths: 17386
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3006147000
Riverside667321295
San Bernardino627741072
Orange587251447
San Diego54941870
Kern33881416
Fresno30858436
Sacramento25445484
Santa Clara24313388
Alameda23391461
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18694242
Stanislaus17686397
Tulare17495286
Ventura14300164
Imperial12882336
San Francisco12152140
Monterey1139991
San Mateo11149159
Santa Barbara9814120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9402136
Kings824683
Solano738476
Marin7089128
Madera502074
Placer417857
San Luis Obispo414132
Yolo320759
Butte308752
Santa Cruz280225
Napa196215
Shasta188930
Sutter183712
San Benito144215
El Dorado13284
Yuba129310
Mendocino112921
Tehama8808
Lassen7661
Lake69515
Glenn6573
Nevada6168
Humboldt56710
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador33016
Tuolumne2714
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Mono1802
Del Norte1781
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 49°
Brookings
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 66°
Crater Lake
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 28°
Grants Pass
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 43°
Klamath Falls
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 28°
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