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Chetco Bar Fire update

Rogue River-Sisikyou National Forest, Ore. – Firefighters battling the Chetco Bar Fire are anticipating “extreme fire behavior” due to Monday’s weather patterns, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The USFS said the Chetco Bar Fire has burned an estimated 107,933 acres with …

Governor Brown visits Chetco Bar Fire

Brookings, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown spent Friday visiting Brookings. It’s an area that’s close to where the nation’s top priority fire is consuming forest land in Curry County. Fire agencies from 19 states are on the scene battling the Chetco Bar …

Fay Fire prompts evacuation warnings

Update (07/06/17 11:20 a.m.)  – The Fay Fire has grown to 400 acres and is 25% contained. Evacuation warnings are still in place for residents along Miner Creek, French Creek and Highway 3 north of the fire up to French Creek on …

Bomb threat forces evacuation at Mazama High School

UPDATE (2/14/17 4:41 p.m.)- The sheriff’s office cleared the school about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The school district announced classes will go on as planned Wednesday and the basketball games scheduled for Tuesday will be played Wednesday evening. UPDATE (2/14/17 3:35 p.m.)- Evening …

Grants Pass homes evacuated due to unknown chemicals

Update (11/30/16 3:00 p.m.) – The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said all hazardous materials have been removed from the home. Police have concluded the suspect was working on creating a functioning methamphetamine lab. Officers found glassware, equipment and chemicals that …

Haz-mat situation shuts down Grants Pass street

Grants Pass, Ore.- SW ‘K’ Street was shut down Tuesday morning after officers serving a search warrant noticed hazardous materials. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety officers served a search warrant in the 1900 block of SW ‘K’ Street Tuesday morning when …