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Wildfire is one of the most serious threats to Southern Oregon. The past few summers especially have resulted in significant fires — bringing relentless smoke and air quality concerns to our area, in addition to the obvious devastation of natural resources, wildlife habitat, and property.

Whether fires happen close to town or in very remote parts of our our region, they are a serious concern. NewsWatch 12 works to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage every day of the year so that you can keep your families safe and prepared in the face of wildfire.

You'll find everything you need to stay in the know right here on our FireWatch page, on our broadcast livestream, our Facebook page, Twitter or under #FireWatch.

Image for Phoenix family grieves the loss 55-year-old Donald Schmidt in Almeda Drive Fire
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Phoenix family grieves the loss 55-year-old Donald Schmidt in Almeda Drive Fire

Image for Kingsley Field Airmen deploy to Oregon fire areas, including in the Rogue Valley

Kingsley Field Airmen deploy to Oregon fire areas, including in the Rogue Valley

Image for Sheriff's Office lowers evacuation levels for Paisley as Brattain Fire efforts shift

Sheriff's Office lowers evacuation levels for Paisley as Brattain Fire efforts shift

Image for South Obenchain Fire increases to 35% containment, 32,833 acres

South Obenchain Fire increases to 35% containment, 32,833 acres

Image for Jackson County plans to 'debrief' on emergency alerts after Almeda Fire, but not right away
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Jackson County plans to 'debrief' on emergency alerts after Almeda Fire, but not right away

Image for President Trump signs major disaster declaration for Oregon
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President Trump signs major disaster declaration for Oregon

Image for Phoenix and Talent lift boil water advisories as more residents return home

Phoenix and Talent lift boil water advisories as more residents return home

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Air quality alerts & updates for Southern Oregon and Northern California

Image for Fire officials lift evacuation orders around the Two Four Two Fire

Fire officials lift evacuation orders around the Two Four Two Fire

Image for Phoenix and Talent USPS mail pickup

Phoenix and Talent USPS mail pickup

Image for Sheriff: Almeda Fire death toll drops to three; evacuation levels being reduced

Sheriff: Almeda Fire death toll drops to three; evacuation levels being reduced

Image for Governor Brown: 10 people killed in Oregon fires

Governor Brown: 10 people killed in Oregon fires

Image for Voting in the 2020 election for those displaced by fire
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Voting in the 2020 election for those displaced by fire

Image for Phoenix Mayor Chris Luz talks expectations for Phoenix recovery
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Phoenix Mayor Chris Luz talks expectations for Phoenix recovery

Image for Three Rivers School District and Grants Pass School District, K-3 in-person classes cancelled for Monday

Three Rivers School District and Grants Pass School District, K-3 in-person classes cancelled for Monday

Image for The Slater Fire continues to grow

The Slater Fire continues to grow

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How to help: A list of where you can go to donate to local fire relief

Image for Pacific Power begins 'Public Safety Power Shut-off' for Northern California

Pacific Power begins 'Public Safety Power Shut-off' for Northern California

Image for Lawmakers visit Southern Oregon fire devastation areas
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Lawmakers visit Southern Oregon fire devastation areas

Image for The Two Four Two fire is now more than 14,500 acres in size

The Two Four Two fire is now more than 14,500 acres in size

Image for Slater Fire Virtual Community Meeting set for today

Slater Fire Virtual Community Meeting set for today

Image for Evacuations and road closures for September 2020 fires

Evacuations and road closures for September 2020 fires

Image for BLM issues emergency fire closures

BLM issues emergency fire closures

Image for Sheriff's office closes section of Bear Creek Greenway due to safety concerns

Sheriff's office closes section of Bear Creek Greenway due to safety concerns

Image for Free massages and chiropractic adjustments for first responders

Free massages and chiropractic adjustments for first responders

Image for Pacific Power working to restore electricity

Pacific Power working to restore electricity

Image for Ashland Mayor releases letter in response to Almeda Fire devastation

Ashland Mayor releases letter in response to Almeda Fire devastation

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FedEx pickup

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Jackson County evacuation map

Image for CalFire announces power shut-offs for Northern California

CalFire announces power shut-offs for Northern California

Image for Oregon leaders push for additional National Guard firefighters

Oregon leaders push for additional National Guard firefighters

Image for FEMA delivers federal assistance in response to historic wildfires in Oregon

FEMA delivers federal assistance in response to historic wildfires in Oregon

Image for Chiloquin schools reaching out to families to help

Chiloquin schools reaching out to families to help

Image for Red Salmon Complex Fire increase

Red Salmon Complex Fire increase

Image for Feds approve disaster declaration for Oregon, freeing up FEMA assistance

Feds approve disaster declaration for Oregon, freeing up FEMA assistance

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What is gone and what is still standing; a list of what we know

Image for Police: Almeda Fire's origin and recovered body the subject of a criminal investigation

Police: Almeda Fire's origin and recovered body the subject of a criminal investigation

Image for Governor Brown declares 'abnormal market disruption' due to Oregon fire emergency

Governor Brown declares 'abnormal market disruption' due to Oregon fire emergency

Image for I-5 beginning to reopen as fire crews work to contain fire in Central Point

I-5 beginning to reopen as fire crews work to contain fire in Central Point

Image for Medford church restarts campaign to help those affected by fires

Medford church restarts campaign to help those affected by fires

Image for New fire in Douglas County forces evacuations, highway closure

New fire in Douglas County forces evacuations, highway closure

Image for Milepost 47 Fire burnt over two acres along I-5 south of Rogue River

Milepost 47 Fire burnt over two acres along I-5 south of Rogue River

Image for Grizzly Creek Fire holds at 340 acres for third day, containment now 20 percent
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Grizzly Creek Fire holds at 340 acres for third day, containment now 20 percent

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Fire and forestry agencies urge caution over Labor Day weekend amid high heat

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Two-year anniversary of the Hugo Road Fire

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Sweet Creek Milepost 2 Fire burning near Mapleton

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'Air quality advisory' issued for Jackson, Klamath, and Lake counties due to California wildfire smoke

Image for Red Salmon Complex increases by about 1,500 acres

Red Salmon Complex increases by about 1,500 acres

Image for Crane Fire burning near Lakeview grows to 2,918 acres and is 25 percent contained.

Crane Fire burning near Lakeview grows to 2,918 acres and is 25 percent contained.

Image for Oregon firefighters deploy to massive wildfire complex in California's Napa Valley

Oregon firefighters deploy to massive wildfire complex in California's Napa Valley

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 29850

Reported Deaths: 521
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6649130
Marion430988
Washington418058
Umatilla287441
Clackamas218661
Malheur146023
Jackson9943
Lane89014
Deschutes73212
Yamhill71814
Jefferson4968
Polk48715
Morrow4765
Lincoln47013
Linn43813
Union4352
Klamath2602
Benton2456
Hood River2390
Wasco2303
Douglas1943
Josephine1802
Columbia1451
Coos1340
Clatsop1050
Baker892
Crook601
Tillamook460
Lake290
Wallowa291
Curry260
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant80
Gilliam70
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 771321

Reported Deaths: 14691
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2561486303
Riverside562011136
Orange512591111
San Bernardino51252838
San Diego43445748
Kern30916333
Fresno27312348
Sacramento20660364
Alameda20097356
Santa Clara19760293
San Joaquin19623399
Stanislaus16052317
Contra Costa15489194
Tulare15361253
Ventura11932138
Imperial11435309
San Francisco1049091
San Mateo9264142
Monterey908965
Santa Barbara8741107
Merced8645131
Kings714477
Sonoma6777110
Marin6477106
Solano600752
Madera426758
Placer337340
San Luis Obispo329326
Yolo271053
Butte269531
Santa Cruz20967
Sutter160810
Napa158013
San Benito125410
Yuba10927
El Dorado10514
Mendocino80818
Lassen7290
Shasta65212
Glenn5393
Colusa4996
Nevada4965
Tehama4843
Humboldt4816
Lake4187
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2163
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1580
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Medford
Overcast
69° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 69°
Brookings
Broken Clouds
62° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 62°
Crater Lake
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 61°
Grants Pass
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 63°
Klamath Falls
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 61°
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