Bootleg Fire Update: Massive Blaze Stirs Up Turbulent Weather System; Tornado Rips Through ForestlandAs the Bootleg Fire raced across the Oregon wilderness, the weather system it generated was so violent and turbulent that it churned to life a tornado that ripped massive trees out of the ground and left them piled like used matchsticks.
Bootleg Fire Update: COVID Outbreak Among Firefighters; 'Still Have A Long Road Ahead Of Us'There was a new challenge Thursday for the small army of firefighters battling the massive Bootleg Fire burning in a remote southern Oregon wilderness just north of the California border -- a COVID-19 outbreak among the crews.
UPDATE: 'Every Firefighter On Deck' Battling Bootleg and Other Oregon WildfiresAs infernos including the massive Bootleg Fire continue to rage across Oregon, officials say that the state will need “every firefighter on deck” this wildfire season.”
UPDATE: Wind-Whipped Flames Force Crews To Pull Back From Bootleg Fire Lines; 'Pretty Much Like A Hurricane'Winds gusting up to 30 mph whipped through the Bootleg Fire burn zone Monday, forcing firefighters to retreat to safety as they battled a massive blaze that has grown to more than 343,755 acres in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.
Bootleg Fire: Red Flag Warning Winds Add To Firefighters Woes; Renewed Threat To Vital California Power LinesAs if the weary army of more than 2,100 firefighters battling the Bootleg Fire didn't need any more challenges from Mother Nature, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the burn zone for Saturday afternoon with winds expected to be gusting 30 mph and humidity levels plunging into the single digits.
Bootleg Fire Update: Massive Cloud Of Embers Rains Down On Firefighters; Blaze Grows To More Than 241,400 AcresA massive pyrocumulus cloud towering over the Bootleg Fire sent an avalanche of hot embers and gusty winds raining down on the fire line, helping the blaze grow to 241,407 acres with just 7 percent containment early Friday morning.
Bootleg Fire Advances Toward Summer Lake; Disrupts Power Transmissions To California
Bootleg Fire Doubles In Size To More Than 143,600 Acres; Vital Grid Power Lines ThreatenedThe raging Bootleg Fire, fueled by tinder-dry forest land and gusty winds in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, exploded in size overnight to more than 146,000 acres near the California-Oregon border.
Raging Bootleg Fire Threatening Vital Northern California Power Grid Lines; Bay Area Crews Join FirefightWith soaring temperatures already pushing California's power grid to the limit, utility officials were keeping a weary eye on the Bootleg Fire that is raging out of control in Southern Oregon and threatening Path 66 -- a vital electric line corridor linking the state with the Oregon power grid.
Bay Area Escapes Heat Dome Searing Pacific Northwest, For NowThe intense heat gripping the Pacific Northwest was originally intended for the Bay Area.
Stockton Man Gets 17-Year Prison Sentence For Child Sex TraffickingA Stockton man was sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence Monday following his conviction on child sex trafficking.
Stanford QB Sits Out Under COVID Protocol; Oregon Rolls To 35-14 Victory Over Cardinal In Pac-12 OpenerWhile it was admittedly strange without fans in the stands, Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough and the No. 12 Ducks still found motivation in their season opener.
Feds Approve Killing California Sea Lions by Northwest States' Wildlife ManagersU.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout.
Coronavirus: California, Western States Seek $1 Trillion Federal Lifeline For 1st Responders, Health Care, Public EducationCalifornia is joining with other western states to request a collective $1 trillion lifeline from the federal government to fund essential first responders, health care needs and educational systems as states grapple with historic budget deficits because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Walnut Creek Native Sabrina Ionescu Chosen No. 1 In Top Pick WNBA DraftWalnut Creek native Sabrina Ionescu was chosen as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft Friday night, going to the New York Liberty.