Goose 2 Fire burns 150 acres and growing in Modoc County [UPDATED]

Goose 2 Fire burns 150 acres and growing in Modoc County [UPDATED]

Forest, state and local fire crews and 13 aircraft are on scene at the Goose 2 Fire that can be seen from Highway 395 north of Sugar Hill in Modoc County, California, approximately 6 miles south of the Oregon-California border. At last report the fire is 100 acres with no structures threatened. Officials are asking bystanders to please avoid County Road 9 and Fandango Pass Road as there is heavy fire traffic in the area.

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Forecast for Weekend Winter Storm 'Maya' Updated

Forecast for Weekend Winter Storm 'Maya' Updated

The National Weather Service is reporting, moderate to heavy snow is expected for our areas of Klamath, Lake, Modoc and Siskiyou Counties. Most of the entire Pacific Northwest will feel the effects of this winter storm. Within our region, locations above 4,500 feet are expected to receive heavier snow totals. Mountain passes could see up to 12 inches of snow. Higher elevations may see up to 24 inches.

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Winter Storm to Bring up to 18 Inches of Snow This Weekend

Winter Storm to Bring up to 18 Inches of Snow This Weekend

Winter Storm Warning for areas over 6,000 feet, Winter Storm Advisory for areas under 6,000 feet are both effect from midnight Friday night to 4:00 AM Sunday. For much of Southern Oregon and Northern California.Including Areas of Klamath, Lake, Modoc, Siskiyou, Jackson, Josephine, and Curry Counties.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Cascades, Wind Advisory for Basin

Winter Weather Advisory for Cascades, Wind Advisory for Basin

National Weather Service, Medford Oregon has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for areas of the Cascade Mountains through 10:00PM Today, December 20, 2018. NWS has also issued a High Wind Advisory for the Klamath Basin for the same period.

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Wildfire Update: Stone Fire 8/22/18

Wildfire Update: Stone Fire 8/22/18

ALTURAS, Calif. - The Stone Fire is currently at 29,504 acres and 12% contained. There are currently 832 resources working on the fire. Four helicopters are assigned to the incident, and air tankers are available as needed. A heavy inversion over the fire area resulted in limited aircraft use yesterday.

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Wildfire Update: Stone Fire 8/21/18

Wildfire Update: Stone Fire 8/21/18

ALTURAS, Calif.  The Stone Fire is currently at 23,221 acres and 12% contained. There are 764 resources assigned, including four helicopters and air tankers to be used on request. Aircraft use can be limited due to the heavy smoke inversion, but is available to the fire as the inversion lifts.

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Red Flag Warning - Dry Thunderstorms, Abundant Lightning Expected

Red Flag Warning - Dry Thunderstorms, Abundant Lightning Expected

Dry thunderstorms expected in northeastern California and south central Oregon Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. Abundant lightning possible Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening across portions of the interior west side of northern California and southwestern Oregon.

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Fire Weather Watch Issued for Thursday 8/9/18

Fire Weather Watch Issued for Thursday 8/9/18

Fire weather watch in effect from Thursday Afternoon [8/9/18] through Thursday Evening for strong gusty wind with low relative humidity for most of fire weather zones 281 and 285 in California (Western Siskiyou County, Modoc County) and 624 and 625 in Oregon (Eastern Klamath County, Lake County Harney County).

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Red Flag Warning & Air Quality Alert for July 22nd

Red Flag Warning & Air Quality Alert for July 22nd

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms likely this afternoon and evening, mostly from the Siskiyous south and Cascades east south of Lake of the Woods. Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

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Red Flag Warning Issued for Sunday, July 8

Red Flag Warning Issued for Sunday, July 8

South winds will continue this evening in northern California and areas east of the Cascades. Very low relative humidity is expected over Modoc County with breezy west to southwest winds. On Sunday afternoon and evening, parts of south central Oregon and Modoc County will also experience both gusty winds and low relative humidity. Sunday should be the driest of the two days.

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Public Meeting Planned for July 11

Public Meeting Planned for July 11

ALTURAS, Calif.—A public meeting is planned for July 11, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Modoc National Forest Headquarters (225 West Eighth St., in Alturas) to provide updates on a wide range of activities; focusing on planning for the gather of 1,000 wild horses this fall and use of helicopters and other motorized vehicles during gather operations. Forest personnel will accept public comments during the meeting.

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Basin Adventure: Crystal Ice Cave Tours

Basin Adventure: Crystal Ice Cave Tours

Crystal Ice Cave contains some of the most spectacular ice formations among Lava Beds' many caves. Because of the sensitive nature of this cave's formations and its cold environment, Crystal Ice Cave is open to park visitors only on small ranger-guided tours during the winter months.

Tours of no more than six visitors (ages 12 years and older) are offered every Saturday at 1:00 pm from January through March and last 3+ hours.

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