Yellow Point Fire Update, Sept. 8

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – The Yellow Point fire continues to burn 25 miles west of Cottage Grove. The fire has burned 746 acres and was 15 percent contained as of Monday morning. Firefighters completed hand lines Sunday night and will focus on holding the established line and begin mop up operations Monday. South Sisters Road … Continue reading »

Pacific Northwest Warming Up

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The average temperature in the Pacific Northwest has increased from greenhouse gases, according to an Oregon State University study – the first regional study to isolate human causes. “When we study climate change, it’s a little bit like listening to a few bars of music,” said Philip Mote, a co-author of the … Continue reading »

Fires Burn Near Eugene, Cottage Grove

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews are still on the scene of a brush fire that broke out just west of Eugene Wednesday night. The fire is near West 11th Avenue and Greenhill Road. So far it has burned about 40 acres. Although most of the fire was extinguished Wednesday night, as the sun came up and … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Update, Sept. 3

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The Deception Complex continues to burn near Oakridge Wednesday tonight. It’s now at 2,200 acres and 55 percent contained. Nearly 1000 crews are helping with those efforts. Crews say recent the rain has helped, but this year has been particularly dry, making it tough to fight fires. “The life fuel moisture and … Continue reading »

Happy Camp Fires May Reach Communities

HAPPY CAMP, Ore. — The Happy Camp Complex has burned 66,335 acres and is 15 percent contained, but it continues to grow. Happy Camp Complex Fire officials said in a release early Tuesday morning that there is a fire weather watch in effect from Tuesday evening into Wednesday evening due to a combo of strong … Continue reading »

Temporary Closures Due to Siskiyou Fires

YREKA, Calif. – As the fire complexes continue to burn in Western Siskiyou County, more areas become affected. Many mandatory evacuations have been put into place. With those evacuations, comes closures of roads, campgrounds and trails, including portions of the Pacific Crest Trail. These closures are meant to protect the safety of the public during the suppression … Continue reading »

Deception Complex 53% Contained

WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST — Evacuation orders are in place for La Duke Road, the Deception Creek Mobile Home Park, and the Middle Fork Ranger Station, due to the Deception Creek Complex Fires. Despite the slightly better conditions, as of Thursday afternoon, more than 1800 acres have fallen to the flames, really pushing the 24 crews, four … Continue reading »

Douglas County Fire Restrictions

ROSEBURG, Ore. — More than 35 million Americans will hit the road for the upcoming holiday weekend the unofficial end to summer, but there are some restrictions in place if you plan on heading to area forests. The continuing hot and dry conditions have caused the Douglas Forest Protection Association raised the fire danger level … Continue reading »

DFPA Moves Fire Danger Level to Extreme

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Douglas Forest Protective Association has increased the fire danger to extreme on its protected lands. The increase in the fire danger level is due to the hot and dry weather conditions, along with the severity of the drought stricken vegetation throughout the county. “With the current conditions, wildfires can easily start … Continue reading »

Expanding Earthquake Warning System

EUGENE, Ore.– An experimental warning system in a UC Berkeley lab beat the Napa Earthquake by 10 seconds Sunday. It sounded an alarm and counted down to the impending magnitude 6 temblor. It’s the biggest test yet for a promising alert system that is already providing precious seconds of notice before quakes hit in Mexico and … Continue reading »

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