fire season

Locals react to Worthington Fire

Update (07-31-20 9:19 a.m.) – According to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center, the Worthington Fire was 600 acres in size and 0% contained as of 7:45 a.m. Friday. ————————————-Original story: EAGLE POINT, Ore. – While homeowners closer to the fire were evacuating, …

Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit wrapping up busy week

SCOTT VALLEY, Cal – Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit is making progress on it’s largest active fire, the Miners Fire. It started Saturday in Scott Valley. It’s burned about 22-acres and today is 98% contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation. …

Lightning strikes put fire crews at the ready

MEDFORD, Ore.– Thunderstorms this weekend started several small fires around the region. Crews have managed to hold all of them but as another potential storm rolls on Monday night, forest agencies are gearing up for more. Things were relatively quiet on Sunday …

Fire crews prep for weekend lightning

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — This weekend’s increased risk of lightning storms has the Oregon Department of Forestry on high alert. The agency’s Southwest Oregon District said its staff is on board and their mountaintop detection cameras are up and running. ODF said …

No fires from weekend lightning

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Rogue Valley got some much needed rain over the weekend, but it brought with it some lightning to the area. The Southwest District of the Oregon Department of Forestry says it saw about 24 lightning strikes hit Jackson …