wildfire

South Obenchain fire 90% contained

EAGLE POINT, Or.- After more than two weeks of hard work, the South Obenchain fire is 90 percent contained. Fire crews built roughly 91 miles of fire lines in an effort to stop the fire. The Incident Management Team says crews are …

WATCH: Gov. Brown holds wildfire press briefing

WATCH: Oregon Governor Kate Brown will hold a wildfire press conference on Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. She’ll be joined by Mariana Ruiz-Temple, State Fire Marshal at the Office of the State Fire Marshal; Doug Grafe, Chief of Fire Protection at …

Some Oregonians report problems with FEMA assistance

MOLALLA, Ore. (KGW) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in Oregon to deliver federal assistance to communities that have been destroyed due to the wildfire outbreaks across the region. However, residents say the process to get assistance is “worse than fighting …

South Obenchain Fire 35% contained

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Crews continue to make progress fighting the South Obenchain Fire near the community of Butte Falls. The fire started on the afternoon of September 8 about 5 miles east of Eagle Point. It grew to an estimated 32,833 …

Almeda Fire evacuation zone reduced

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Some evacuation zones around the Almeda Fire have been downgraded. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Friday the Level 3 evacuation zone has been reduced to where the fire actually burned. Residents outside of the burn area can …