Articles tagged with: July2013Fires

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

Written by RaeAnn Christensen, 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

Written by RaeAnn Christensen, 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 ...

05 August 2013

More Thunderstorms on the Way

Written by RaeAnn Christensen, Posted in Local

There's a lot of uncertainties where the weather is concerned."I wish we had more certainty and we could just tell people its more difficult then even a winter storm," says Meterologist Ryan Sandler ...

05 August 2013

Building Fire Lines Around The Douglas Complex Fire

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

The Douglas Complex Fire is the nation's largest fire priority, meaning resources are needed there more than any where else in the country. The fire is now in it's tenth full day of active burning a ...

Fire Photo Gallery

A collection of all of the photos viewers sent NBC 5 of smokey skies, smoke billowing from wildfires and smokey sunsets caused by the multiple wildfires in Southern Oregon started by the early morni ...

04 August 2013

Wildfire Meeting Brings Out Hundreds of Concerned Residents

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

Everyone has been looking for updates on all the wildfires in our area. On Sunday night local community members met with those helping fight to blazes to learn where we sit. NBC 5's Kyle Aevermann ...