wildfire

Gov. Brown signs wildfire resiliency bill

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW/NBC) – Firefighters in Oregon have battled nine major wildfires just this year. So Friday, the state’s governor took action and signed a $220 million wildfire prevention bill. Governor Kate Brown says this year’s wildfires fueled by climate change are …

Thousands flee California wildfires

QUINCY, Calif. (CNN) – Wildfires in the U.S. so far this year have burned an area bigger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined. As the flames from the Dixie Fire burn out of control, authorities issued evacuation orders. But while many of …

Weather helps crews fighting the Bootleg Fire

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Recent rainfall has helped crews fighting the Bootleg Fire burning in Klamath and Lake Counties. Lightning started the wildfire in rural Klamath County on July 6. It grew rapidly in the following days, expanding into neighboring Lake County. By …

Cause determined in Redwood Highway Fire

SELMA, Ore.–  The cause of the Redwood Highway Fire, located on Highway 199 MP 23, has been determined to be a catalytic converter from a vehicle driving northeast toward Grants Pass. Six starts were found between milepost 17 and 23, including two …

Bootleg Fire approaches 400,000 acres

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – Containment of the massive Bootleg Fire burning in Klamath and Lake Counties continues to steadily grow. The wildfire was first reported on July 6 about 15 miles northwest of Beatty. The weekend after it started, the Bootleg Fire …