FireSeason2020

Firefighters critically injured in California wildfire

(NBC News)  Nearly 90,000 people were ordered to leave their homes Monday as quickly moving wildfires tore through Orange County, California. Two fires that began Monday morning expanded quickly, burning thousands of acres, and left two firefighters critically injured. The flames are …

Snow ‘eases’ Colorado wildfire battle

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (KUSA/NBC News) – Colorado officials estimate as many as 300 to 400 homes have burned in the East Troublesome Fire, a law enforcement source said Sunday. Crews are still assessing damage, but the homes belonging to at least seven …

Lowe’s to distribute free supplies to fire victims

PHOENIX, Ore. — Home improvement retailer Lowe’s is set to hold a drive-through “bucket brigade” event this Friday to give free supplies to Oregonians who are continuing fire recovery efforts. According to Lowe’s, there will be 500 buckets of supplies which include …

Nugget Butte fire above Gold Hill 100% lined

GOLD HILL, Ore.– The quick actions of firefighters kept what has been dubbed the ‘Nugget Butte’ fire at half an acre. The fire began Wednesday afternoon around 2 p.m. Natalie Weber, the public information officer for the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest …

Fire season ends in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Fire season is officially over in Douglas County. The 2020 fire season in the Douglas District started on July 15. The most notable fire in the county this season was the Archie Creek Fire, which burned 131,542 acres …