Morning News Update #2 for Tuesday 9/15/20

MORNING NEWS UPDATE #2 for 9/15/20 FROM KOBI NBC5

THE LARGEST FIRE IN OUR AREA IS THE SLATER FIRE, WHICH STARTED IN CALIFORNIA AND THEN CROSSED THE OREGON BORDER. THE FIRE’S GROWTH HAS PROMPTED NEW EVACUATION NOTICES NEAR O’BRIEN.        THE SLATER FIRE HAS GROWN TO MORE THAN 136-THOUSAND ACRES.          FIREFIGHTERS SAY  HUNDREDS OF STRUCTURES REMAIN THREATENE THIS MORNING.

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RESIDENTS IN SHADY COVE AND TRAIL HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME AFTER SOME LEVEL 3 “GO” EVACUATION ORDERS WERE REDUCED TO LEVEL 2.  FIRE MANAGERS SAY THE  SOUTH OBENCHAIN FIRE IS STILL ACTIVE AND BUTTE FALLS DOES REMAIN THREATENED. FIREFIGHTERS WITH OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY SAY THE EASTERN PORTIONS ARE GIVING THEM THE MOST TROUBLE BECAUSE OF THE STEEP TERRAIN.   THE SOUTH OBENCHAIN FIRE HAS BURNED JUST OVER *32-THOUSAND ACRES… IT’S 20 PERCENT CONTAINED. 

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 SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HAVE SOME OF THE WORST AIR QUALITY IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. AND THAT HAS PEOPLE BUYING OUT AIR FILTERS. THE MANAGER AT DAZEYS HUBBARD SAYS THEY’VE HAD COUNTLESS CUSTOMERS COMING TO BUY NEW AIR FILTERS TO EITHER CLEAN THE AIR IN THEIR HOMES OR REPLACE CURRENT FILTERS. ONE WOMAN SHOPPING AT DAZEYS SAYS SHE WENT TO FOUR DIFFERENT PLACES TO FIND FILTERS.

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