Articles tagged with: Wildfires2014

31 July 2014

ODF Issues level three evacuations for residents near Pinehurst area fire

Posted in Local

Update (7/31 9:30pm): Officials have again revised the approximate size of the fire to 5,300 acres. The fire has grown approximately 5,000 acres in less than 5 hours. Level 3 evacuations are still i ...

30 July 2014

Dozens of lightning sparked fires keep crews busy

Posted in Local

Jackson County, Ore.--  Fire crews were battling dozens of wildfires Wednesday night started by an afternoon burst of lightning, that just kept coming.  There's a group of fires burning on Wagner ...

31 July 2014

Northern California fires

Posted in Local

Northern California -- Siskiyou County was hit yesterday with over 955 lightning strikes recorded. Fire officials say at least 26 fires started in the Happy Camp, Salmon and Goosenest Ranger distric ...

28 July 2014

Selma fire threatening structures

Posted in Local

Update (7/29 12:20 p.m.): Josephine County Emergency Services says a LEVEL 1 Evacuation is being requested for residents on WildPark Lane near the Reeves Creek Fire. A LEVEL 1 Evacuation means 'be r ...

28 July 2014

Wildfire sparks in hills near Central Point

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Local

Central Point, Ore. -- A wildfire in the hills above Central Point has Oregon Department of Forestry crews in overdrive this morning. Helicopter after helicopter drops water on a fire in the hills a ...

27 July 2014

Ferguson Fire 50% contained

Posted in Local

Klamath County, Ore. -- Firefighters are making progress with the Ferguson Fire.  The blaze which started Friday, has burned 200 acres and is  50 percent contained. Sunday, firefighters created a ...

25 July 2014

Ferguson fire burning near Beatty

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

Beatty, Ore. - The 'Ferguson' fire has blackened nearly 200 acres in Klamath County. The fire broke out shortly after noon in the Ferguson Mountain area. Bob Dillon of the Beatty Community Action Te ...

22 July 2014

Lightning causes more than 20 fires in the Rogue Valley

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local, Weather

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

New study shows wildfire seasons getting worse

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- A new analysis shows wildfire seasons are getting longer and more devastating. The data released by an independent group of scientists called Climate Central looked at the past 44 y ...

21 July 2014

ODF fire lookouts watch for lightning and thunderstorms

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Weather

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 ...