Wildfires Cause Unhealthy Air Quality

EUGENE, Ore. — Smoke from fires burning in Oregon and California caused hazy skies and smoke to linger in the Willamette Valley this weekend. While conditions stick around, public health officials urged people to stay inside away from the smoke. Air quality conditions throughout Lane County caused some to cough, sneeze, and wheeze as conditions … 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 »

Wildfires Spark, Crews Ready for More

EUGENE, Ore. — A busy day for fire crews on Wednesday. Not one, but two brush fires flare up. Crews remained on the scene of a brush fire at Ken Nielson and Cantrell Roads Wednesday night which is just west of Eugene. They were out there several times throughout the day as the fire kept … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Teens Help Fire Camp Run Smoothly

YREKA, Calif., — Incident command for the portion of the Oregon Gulch Fire that falls into CAL FIRES’ jurisdiction is set up at Yreka Union High School. The school’s entire campus is put to use including the classrooms which double as finance and logistical offices. Behind a lot of that coordination is the California Conservation … Continue reading »

Ferguson Fire Burning at 200 Acres

NEAR BEATTY, Ore. — Two structures have been lost to the Ferguson Fire burning about 30 miles east of Klamath Falls, and five miles north of Beatty. South Central Oregon Incident Management Team reports six structures are still threatened by the fire. The fire is currently at 200 acres and is 20 percent contained. The … Continue reading »

Crews Battle California Wildfires

Escondido, Calif. (CNN) — Ten thousand acres have been scorched by wildfires raging through San Diego County. The smoke is even visible from space. At least one person has been killed. Thousands have been evacuated, fleeing a fire that covers 15 square miles. Many of those who returned home found nothing left. “Those flames were … Continue reading »

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