Eugene Couple Sends Help to Weed

EUGENE, Ore. — A couple from Weed has been glued to their computers and televisions since Monday, watching much of their hometown burn to the ground, from hours away. Jessica and Will Hammond still have many friends and family in Weed. Jessica says her sister-in-law was one of the many to lose her home. The … 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 »

UO Study Shows Wildfire Benefits

EUGENE, Ore. — A three-year study by the University of Oregon shows there are benefits to wildfires. Staff with the Ecosystem Workforce Program say they wanted to take a look at the impact they can have on a community, outside the obvious damaging effects. While wildfires have positive ecological roles, this recent research focuses on … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Yellow Point Fire Burns 550 Acres

NEAR ALMA, Ore. — Firefighting crews worked to contain the Yellow Point fire Sunday near Alma. Ground crews are working to create fire lines and helicopters are fighting the blaze from the sky. Flames from the Yellow Point Fire cover the hillside. “The fire’s burning pretty active today,” said Matt Howard, Oregon Department of Forestry … Continue reading »

Fire Burns West of Cottage Grove

Near COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Crews are working to put out the Yellow Point Fire that’s burning 25 miles west of Cottage Grove. As of Saturday afternoon, the fire had grown to 220 acres in size. Officials say the blaze is on private forestland and Bureau of Land Management land. No homes or structures are being … 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 »

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 »

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