fire season

Weather may impact Klondike Fire

SELMA, Ore. — Weather changes predicted for tomorrow and Saturday are making firefighters nervous as they try to get a handle on the Southern flank of the Klondike Fire. The weather is expected to bring shifts in wind, which is a concern …

Firefighters tackle Klondike Fire

SELMA, Ore. — The Klondike Fire, which merged with the Taylor Creek Fire earlier this week is still burning strong at over 59,000 acres. Although the two fires share a perimeter, they are being handled differently by firefighters. With many evacuations lifted …

Smoke hurting local Growers and Crafters Market

MEDFORD, Ore. — Every Thursday, vendors pitch their tents and sell their products at the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market in Hawthorne Park. However, poor air quality is leading to decreased sales. “It’s probably one of the worst years we’ve had …

Necessity in creating defensible space

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon Department of Forestry encourages homeowners to create defensible space around their home. It’s something they feel is essential in mitigating risk to their homes and others, especially with so many wildfires burning this year… Gary and Danielle Roberts …

Critical day for firefighters

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Firefighters have been working hard to get containment on the Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires, but weather continues to be a challenge. Kale Casey of the U.S. Forest Service says they’ve been preparing for today’s weather conditions for …

Smoke forces KU summer camp indoors

Medford, Ore. — Smoke is continuing to be a nuisance on outdoor activities this summer. So much so, staff at Kids Unlimited had to rework its whole programming schedule. Summer camp staff said it’s taken a great effort to relocate all of …

Aircraft helping fight flames

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Aircraft have been essential in gaining ground on wildfires in Southern Oregon especially when it comes to protecting homes and structures. “It just really saves the day and it keeps those guys safe…,” said Jimmy Takach, U.S. Airforce. Jimmy …

Klondike Fire nearing communities

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Kale Casey of the U.S. Forest Service says progress is being made on the Taylor Creek Fire and evacuations have been lifted in many areas, but Casey says their concern now is the Klondike Fire threatening communities near …

Fire nearing homes in Prospect

Additional resources are on the way to the Sugar Pine Fire where flames are threatening homes and many have evacuated the area. Last night, a structure burned due to a wildfire in Southern Oregon, and people living nearby say… they’re not taking …
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