Deception Fire Causes Smokey Skies

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – There has been quite a bit of smoke in the valleys this weekend and Monday. It’s all a part of the Deception Complex Fire near Oakridge. “Since July there has been five thunderstorms that have gone through this area. Out of those thunderstorms we have had 92 fires that have been detected,” … Continue reading »

Medford Father Feels Napa Earthquake

CORDELIA, Calif. — A local father and his son felt the earthquake while they were spending the weekend in Northern California. Medford resident Shane Schmidt and his son are staying in a hotel in Cordelia, California before a trip abroad. Shane says he and his son woke up around 3-15 in the morning to the … Continue reading »

Earthquake Hits Northern California

(CNN) — Authorities are assessing the damage after a strong earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude struck six miles southwest of Napa. It damaged several buildings, sparked fires and cut off power to thousands of people. A Napa hospital reports treating nearly 90 patients for injuries. … Continue reading »

Crews Monitor Fires Caused by Lightning

DEXTER, Ore. — Fire crews say with the weather calming down, the fire danger isn’t as severe. But, we’re not out of the woods just yet. The Willamette National Forest and Springfield Oregon Department of Forestry offices watching more than 80 fires. And while most have been lined and contained, that doesn’t mean they’re all … Continue reading »

Structural Protection in Place for Homes

Near SHADY COVE, Ore. — The State Fire Marshall’s Office and local fire districts are working together to protect about 135 threatened structures in the evacuation zone of the Rogue River Drive Fire. The area is roughly a six mile stretch of Rogue River Drive. Units are doing house visits today, meeting face to face … Continue reading »

ODF Slammed with Tracking Storms

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An unusually hot and dry summer is putting the heat on fire crews. The Oregon Department of Forestry is working around the clock to monitor fires ignited by lightning. They say they’ve even called in help from other districts to aid in tracking efforts. A Red Flag Warning was issued through Tuesday … Continue reading »

Dexter Fire Fully Lined

DEXTER, Ore. — Lightning has ignited 51 new wildfires in Oregon, and storms are forecast to continue through Wednesday. The new fires are burning across 11 square miles. The two biggest are in eastern Oregon. Closer to home, crews are now mopping up the Dexter fire. Staff say most of the fires started Sunday night … Continue reading »

Lightning Strikes Medford Neighborhood

MEDFORD, Ore. — Neighbors in a Medford cul-de-sac are still shaken after lightning hit a tree, sparking a fire at the end of their street. Monday’s thunderstorms generated at least 80 lightning strikes in Jackson County. Neighbors on Sandberg Court said they felt the normal rumbles of thunder after work Monday at around 5 p.m. But … Continue reading »

Lightning Starts Fires in Lebanon

LEBANON, Ore. — Firefighters responded to two grass fires Sunday night in Lebanon that they say started from lightning strikes. They say both fires were in grass fields just outside of town. The Lebanon Fire Department says while on the way to one fire – they spotted another one nearby. Firefighters say both fires were … Continue reading »

Lightning Sparked Fire Burns Near Dexter

DEXTER, Ore. — Lightning strikes have sparked new wildfires in the Willamette Valley, including a fire burning near the town of Dexter. The Oregon Department of Forestry said Monday about a dozen new fires were started overnight by the lightning. Crews say the Dexter fire has burned about 20 acres so far, and they feel … Continue reading »

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