Articles tagged with: July2013Fires

02 June 2014

Loan deadline approaching for businesses hit hard by wildfires

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local, Economy

Josephine County, Ore. --   A beautiful June day on the Rogue River meant back to business for the Galice lodge & rafting resort. "I would never want to go through what we went through last yea ...

21 May 2014

Cause of firefighter death revealed

Posted in Local

We're finally learning more about why a 19 year old firefighter died during the Big Windy Complex fire last year. He was crushed by a water tender.Jesse Trader was operating a 1966 tanker for the fi ...

12 May 2014

Oregon fire crews prepare for potentially historic season

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Local, Weather

The 2014 wildfire season could be similar to last year-possibly worst as much of Southern Oregon remains in a severe drought. In 2013, a single night of thunderstorms sparked wildfires which were ca ...

01 May 2014

May is "Wildfire Awareness" month

Posted in Local, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- May is "Wildfire Awareness" month and the Oregon Department of Forestry is hoping you'll do your part to prevent fires. There's a lot at stake: in 2013, three firefighters died bat ...

08 August 2013

Latest Fire Information

Posted in Local

Last updated 9:32am August 9, 2013 Updates are highlighted in orange for easy identification of new information. The Douglas Complex is at 44,045 acres and 32% containment. This complex is located ...

07 August 2013

Wolf Creek Evacuations Reduced

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

A sigh of relief tonight for some Wolf Creek residents who can finally go home after fire from the Douglas Complex forced them to evacuate for almost two weeks. A community meeting at the Wolf Cree ...

07 August 2013

Crews Battle Lightning-Caused Fires as Thunderstorms Loom

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

On top of the wildfires already burning in Southern Oregon, lightning sparked about 16 more fires in the early hours of Wednesday morning as a thunderstorm rolled through. Officials said crews are w ...

07 August 2013

More Than Just Firefighters Fighting Fires

Posted in Local

We all know there are thousands of firefighters on the front lines battling the flames.But behind the scenes another very important operation is happening."It's definitely a vital part of the firefi ...

06 August 2013

Getting the Railroads Back on Track

Posted in Local

The rail lines have many areas that have been damaged by the Rabbit Mountain fire which is part of the Douglas Complex fire.   This has put a stop to transporting lumber using the rail lines.Somet ...

06 August 2013

Fatal Crash Confirmed Related To 'Big Windy' Complex

Posted in Local

Update (3:29pm): A press release has confirmed that a firefighter working the Big Windy Complex was involved in a fatal accident this morning. According to the press release the firefighter, 19 year ...