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Slater and Devil fires update

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Slater Fire that started in Siskiyou County, California is threatening the Illinois Valley. It’s now burned approximately 122,000 acres. Heavy smoke and cooler temperatures slowed down fire activity recently, allowing crews to get more progress. There is …

Fire crews adjust to life during COVID

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — The safety of fire crews has an added layer this wildfire season with COVID-19 risks both in the field and in camps. The Ben Young Fire in Lake County has crews from the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department …

Multiple fires burn on southbound I-5

MEDFORD, Ore. – Wednesday morning was a busy one for Medford firefighters. Multiple fires sparked on southbound I-5, just south of exit 27. Battalion Chief Kip Gray said “it was most likely caused by sparks by a vehicle as they traveled.” Gray …