22 July 2014

Lightning causes more than 20 fires in the Rogue Valley

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Weather, Local

Jacksonville, Ore.--  Cindy Furrow experienced first-hand what a lightning storm can do a tree in her backyard took a direct hit. "It was too close to my house. Glad I was home when it happened, ...

22 July 2014

Severe weather hits the Rogue Valley

Posted in Weather, Local

Lightning, thunder, and some very heavy rain hitting the area. Perhaps no town hit harder than Ashland earlier this evening where we're told the rain was so heavy caused some cars to stall and eve ...

21 July 2014

ODF fire lookouts watch for lightning and thunderstorms

Posted in Weather, Local

Soda Mountain, Ore. -- The threat for thunderstorms has fire crews across Southern Oregon relying on lookouts in remote areas. They're perched in higher elevations to report any lightning-caused fir ...

21 July 2014

Buzzard Complex Fire

Posted in Weather, Regional

Central Ore. -- The largest wildfire burning in Oregon right now has scorched more than 395,000 acres. The Buzzard Complex is burning about 45 miles northeast of Burns, in Central Oregon. According ...

14 July 2014

Jackson County Fair cooling things down for a hot week

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Weather, Local

Central Point, Ore. -- Final preparations are underway for the Jackson County Fair, which starts Tuesday. It is expected to be one of the biggest fairs but it's also expected to be one of the hotte ...

08 July 2014

Drought curbs planting of Lithia Park flowers

Posted in Weather

Drought conditions in Ashland have lead to the city and parks department to forgo planting of annual flower beds in Lithia Park. Parks and Recreation Superintendent, Bruce Dickens says, "We just wan ...

17 June 2014

Simulated firefight gets neighborhood attention

Posted in Weather, Local

Grants Pass, Ore. -- All the predictions are leading fire officials to suspect an extremely active wildfire season in 2014. Fire crews in Grants Pass are testing their response with the area's strik ...

02 June 2014

Governor declares drought emergency in Josephine County

Posted in Weather, Local, Regional

Help is on the way for three more Oregon counties dealing with the drought. Governor Kitzhaber declared drought emergencies Monday in Josephine, Grant and Wheeler counties. They join Jackson, Lake ...

30 May 2014

Fire season starts June 2nd

Posted in Weather, Local

Medford, Ore. -- It's that time of year again. The sun's out, it's getting hot and that means fire season is here and it starts on Monday. Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry says we ...

30 May 2014

Medford grass ordinance to take effect

Posted in Weather, Local

Medford, Ore. -- With both warm weather and fire season on their way, the city of Medford is getting ready to issue fines if you have out of control dry grass on your property. Starting June 1st, th ...