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Chetco Bar Fire update

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. – Crews fighting the Chetco Bar Fire plan to take advantage of favorable weather conditions while they work to contain and hold the fire line near high-value areas. According to the U.S. Forest Service, Tuesday is the …

Eagle Creek Fire evacuations continue

Troutdale, Ore. (KGW) – As Oregon’s Eagle Creek fire continues to burn, hundreds of people remained under evacuation orders on Monday. According to evacuees, some people had decided to return home. But roughly 170 people were still at Red Cross shelters. For …

Chetco Bar Fire update

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. – Thursday’s wet weather helped reduce fire activity on parts of the Chetco Bar Fire, according to the Oregon State Fire Marshal. Crews were able to move closer to the fire’s edge and build more direct containment …

Crews looking for new lightning-sparked fires

Central Point, Ore. – Fire crews are chasing down any new fires that may have been sparked by lightning strikes. ODF’s Southwest Oregon District was hit with 200 lightning strikes in the span of a few hours Wednesday. The Oregon Department of …

Wildfire smoke impacts marijuana harvest

Eagle Point, Ore. – Wildfire smoke in the Rogue Valley is having an impact on a local crop which relies on adequate sunlight. At Butte Creek Farms in Eagle Point, marijuana plants span acres. They have 20,000 marijuana plants growing. Usually the …

Chetco Bar Fire update

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. – Crews fighting the Chetco Bar Fire are concerned a thunderstorm forecasted to move through the area could start new fires. According to the U.S. Forest Service, a red flag warning is in effect through Wednesday in …
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