Articles tagged with: July2013Fires

02 August 2013

Wedding Day Stress Due to Smoke

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

This week's smoky skies have put wedding planners and brides-to-be on edge...wondering if the smoke will stick around for the big day. The heavy smoke couldn't have picked a worst time to come filte ...

02 August 2013

Protecting Homes Inside The Douglas Complex

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

It's been almost a full week and the Douglas Complex Fire continues to be very active. Last weekend Oregon Govenor John Kitzhaber ordered a conflageration, meaning firecrews from across the state ar ...

01 August 2013

Wild Fire Meeting At Wolf Creek County Park

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

An hour long meeting at Wolf Creek Park drew nearly 100 people Thursday night. Representatives from  the Oregon Department of Forestry, Wolf Creek Fire, Josephine County Sheriff's department, and s ...

01 August 2013

Spreading the Love Through Donations

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Thousands of firefighters are out there right now putting their lives on the line for people in Southern Oregon. Their efforts are not going unnoticed. The fires have brought out the good in people. ...

01 August 2013

Future Of Wildfire Threat

Written by Travis Koch, Posted in Local

Climatologists and Environmental experts say future wildfires will be much worse that today's... That is unless immediate action is taken to take care of the forest. They also say there are many fac ...

31 July 2013

Smoke Could Stick Around For Weeks

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

The sun tries to peak through a smokey Grants Pass sky...five days after lightening sparked fires in Southern Oregon, the sky is a blur.  Rick Graw with the Forest Service has seen this before.  " ...

31 July 2013

Firefighters Fighting the Douglas Complex Blaze Start New Strategy

Posted in Local

Flames shoot from a tree stump. Smoke fills the air. "It’s hot and dry out here," says Dave Wells for the Oregon Department of Forestry. Those conditions that are not helping the firefighters figh ...

31 July 2013

40 Homes Threatened in Brimstone Fire

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

On Wednesday, the Brimstone Fire burning about 10-miles northwest of Merlin threatened roughly 40 homes. Officials said there are level two evacuations in place for homes on Quartz Creek and Hog Cre ...

31 July 2013

Rafting Impacted As Part of Rogue River Shut Down

Posted in Local

Being in a boat is usually a good thing for Orange Torpedo Trips Manager Erik Weiseth. But this time, the boat he and every other Merlin recreational business is in... isn't a good one."We're probab ...

30 July 2013

Douglas Complex Fire #1 Priority in the Nation

Posted in Local

Charles Watkins from Eugene is one of thousands of firefighters  fighting the Douglas Complex Blaze.The fire now covers more than 21,000 acres in three different areas. Fire crews battling the blaz ...