Fire Burning Through California

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. — Smoke continues to fill the sky from a massive wildfire in California. The so-called King Fire is burning through the El Dorado National Forest, about 60 miles east of Sacramento. So far, the fire has charred more than 18,000 acres, and it is threatening more than 1,600 homes and other … Continue reading »

Crews Sift Through Boles Fire Rubble

WEED, Calif.– Fire Crews are assessing just how much damage was left behind from the Boles Fire. They are sifting through the rubble Wednesday, trying to find anything that may have been sparred. They are also working to make sure the area will be safe for others to enter. Downed power lines, hot spots, and … Continue reading »

Donations Sought for People in Weed

WEED, Calif. — United Way of Jackson County has opened an account at U.S. Bank for the long-term healing of the communities affected by the Boles Fire burning in Weed, California. United Way said, “Weed and its surrounding communities have experienced devastation. These donations will be used to help them rebuild.” Any donations made to … Continue reading »

3 Injuries Reported in Boles Fire

WEED, Ca. — CAL Fire is reporting Tuesday morning that the Boles Fire is 375 acres and 20 percent contained. Over 100 structures have been damaged or destroyed. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said that as of Tuesday morning 95 people were utilizing the Red Cross shelters at the local high schools. CAL Fire reported three … Continue reading »

100 Homes Damaged or Destoyed in Weed

WEED, Calif. – At least 100 homes have been damaged or completely destroyed so far because of the fire burning in Weed on Monday.  Several other structures are also destroyed. This includes at least one church and other large buildings. The fire began around 2:15 p.m. as a vegetation fire in the Boles Creek area … Continue reading »

Heat Hustles Harvest

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — This hot weather is having an impact on area farms and their produce production. It’s mid September and with temperatures still in the 90s, the fruits and vegetables in the area are feeling the heat. We’ve broken the record in Eugene for the number of days at or above 90 degrees … Continue reading »

Crews Contain Fire in Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Firefighters contained the two-acre Warm Springs Butte Fire Sunday night about five miles north of Lemolo Lake, near the Diamond Drive route. The fire started on Saturday, and crews worked all through the night to build a containment line around the fire. Under public-use restrictions, open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal … Continue reading »

Wildfire Evacuates Campground & RV Park

ESTACADA, Ore. – Travelers along I-5 ran into thick smoke from the nearby 36 Pit Fire. The wildfire has burned about a 2,300 acres in the Mount Hood National Forest. Fire officials say the wildfire started Saturday afternoon near the town of Estacada. The town is not threatened at this time, but a nearby campground … Continue reading »

Possible Northern Lights Viewing Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — We’ve seen a lot of cool things in the sky lately–supermoons, asteroid showers, beautiful sunsets. But starting Friday night, we could see the granddaddy of them all: the northern lights. Space weather forecasters say the sun shot out a strong solar flare late Tuesday, which arrived at Earth early Thursday. It should … Continue reading »

Wildfires Cost ODF Millions This Year

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Fire season is far from over, and already the Oregon Department of Forestry says it has spent more than $33 million in the fire fight. The major costs come from paying firefighters, as well as helicopter and airplane fees, which prove to be an important part of stopping fires from spreading. … Continue reading »

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