Articles tagged with: July2013Fires

31 July 2013

Interactive Fire Map

Posted in Local

Map showing all of the fires in southern Oregon and their current boundaries. Map data provided by InciWeb.org

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

Written by RaeAnn Christensen, 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

Written by RaeAnn Christensen, 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 ...

30 July 2013

Heavy Smoke Causing Health Concerns

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

The smoky air in Southern Oregon is thick and it's starting to take a toll. Multiple residents in the Grants Pass, Illinois Valley and Cave Junction area say they haven't seen smoke like this in yea ...

29 July 2013

A Look Inside The Douglas Complex Fire

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local

With nearly 21,000 acres burned, the Douglas Complex Fire is leaving a mark on the landscape. On Monday, NBC 5 got a first look at some of the destruction. The wildfire is separated into three di ...

29 July 2013

Heavy Smoke Stifles Southern Oregon

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

***Update: As of 7:40pm on Monday, the DEQ says air quality in  Cave Junction and Grants Pass is "Unsafe for Sensitive Groups." In Provolt conditions are "Hazardous." In Medford the air quality is ...

29 July 2013

ODF Crews Busy in Josephine Co.

Written by Craig Smullin, Posted in Local

In Josephine County crews are battling two dozen lightning-caused wildfires. NBC-5's Craig Smullin says the largest, the Brimstone Fire, is now between 1,500 and 2,000 acres in size.