Deception Complex Fire, Sept. 8

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – The Deception Complex Fire continues to burn near Oakridge. Firefighters have taken advantage of the shifting winds and ignited the northwestern perimeter and southern tip. They’ve utilized weather conditions to safely complete the burnout objectives of suppressing the fire while create a mosaic of mixed intensity burns on the landscape. Crews, engines … 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 »

Community Update on Deception Complex

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — As fires in the Deception Complex continue to burn, residents in the Oakridge area get an update on fire conditions. Tuesday night the community heard from a number agencies on what to expect the next several days. A small crowd of people gathered at Greenwaters Park in Oakridge this evening to hear … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Fire Update

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The air quality may be improving, but the deception complex continues to burn near Oakridge. The fires have burned more than 2,200 acres since they started around August 12. They’re 55 percent contained. Cooler temperatures and light rain helped improved conditions over the weekend. Eight helicopters are being used to attack the … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Impacts Campgrounds

NEAR OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Heavy smoke hung over Oakridge and nearby areas due to the Deception Complex wildfire Sunday. While fire crews are making progress containing the blaze during the weekend, that smoke is causing many many people to change their holiday plans, but others decided to carry out their weekend plans. The Deception Complex … Continue reading »

Room to Open to Escape Smoke in Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Lane County Emergency Management is opening a room in Oakridge Thursday, so people can get a break from smoke. The air quality index has reached the “unhealthy” range for the first time this year in the Oakridge Area, because of wildfire smoke from the Deception Complex. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, … Continue reading »

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 »

Homes Evacuated Due to Brush Fire

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A small brush fire Saturday forced the evacuation of a dozen homes. The fire started around 5 p.m. at East Third and West Oak Road. Luckily, there were helicopters already staged in the area for the ongoing Staley Fire and the fire was put out quickly. The fire charred two acres. There … Continue reading »

Student Arrested After Alleged Threat

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Classes were in session at Oakridge High School Tuesday after police took a 15 year-old student into custody early Tuesday morning. The arrest followed a threat the student allegedly made. “A high school male had made statements that on Wednesday May 7,2014 a week from tomorrow he would bring a gun to … Continue reading »

Oakridge Student Arrested After Threats

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – The Oakridge Police Department says it arrested a student following threats to shoot other students at Oakridge High School. Police say around 6 p.m. Monday they received information from students at the high school about threats made by another student to shoot students at the school. Around 7 a.m. Tuesday, officers arrested … Continue reading »

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