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31 July 2014

ODF Issues level three evacuations for residents near Pinehurst area fire

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Update (7/31 7:02pm): Officials have revised the approximate size of the fire to 3,000 acres. Level 3 evacuations are still in place. For the absolute latest updates, follow us on Follow @KOBITV ...

31 July 2014

What you need to know in an emergency

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- If you and your family are caught in an emergency situation, say an evacuation, what's the best course of action? The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has launched a new campaign to ...

31 July 2014

Number of fires in Rogue River-Siskiyou Forest grows

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. -- In a matter of seconds Thursday afternoon, black smoke could be seen over the horizon, near the Oregon-California border. It is a sign, wildfires are g ...

31 July 2014

Young boy drowns in Grants Pass

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Grants Pass, Ore. -- Tragedy strikes a Josephine County family after their seven year-old son drowns under the supervision of his teenage sister.    Seven year old Dakota Vincent was playing with ...

30 July 2014

Dozens of lightning sparked fires keep crews busy

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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

Fire crews set up camp in Touvelle State Park

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Medford, Ore -- Touvelle State Park is off limits to the public tonight as the Oregon Department of Forestry sets up a command post to battle the Salt Creek Fire.     Paul Clements is the food u ...

31 July 2014

Proposed water rule targets Klamath County

Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted in Local

A rule proposed by the state could place big limitations on the use of water wells serving Klamath Falls during a drought...and the rule would only apply to Klamath County. Klamath Falls City Manage ...

31 July 2014

Northern California fires

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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 ...

31 July 2014

Missing Illinois man in remote area of Lake County found

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Update (7/31 11 a.m.) Officials say the missing teen in northern Lake County has been found alive. He is being taken to a hospital for evaluation. Lake County, Ore. -- Lake County Sheriff's deput ...

30 July 2014

Preparing for Disaster

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    Ashland, Ore -- 1,400 homes in and around Ashland are in a mapped wildfire hazard area.    With dry conditions, more lightning in the forecast and 6 small fires still burning in the Ashland ...