Wildfire burns 21 acres near Three Rivers, Lake Billy Chinook

A human-caused wildfire broke out Saturday morning near the Three Rivers subdivision south of Lake Billy Chinook, burning more than 20 acres and prompting a quick call-out of fire crews and air retardant planes.

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Fire Weather Watch:

Issued at: 4:26 PM PDT on July 30, 2016, expires at: 9:00 PM PDT on August 01, 2016
  • ...Fire Weather Watch cancelled for Sunday afternoon and evening for fire weather zone 624... ...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Monday afternoon through Monday evening for gusty winds with low humidities for fire weather zone 624... The National Weather Service in Medford has cancelled the Fire Weather Watch for Sunday afternoon and evening. The Fire Weather Watch remains in effect for Monday afternoon and evening for gusty winds and and low humidities.
  • Impacts: very low relative humidities and strong, gusty winds Monday afternoon and evening will result in the potential for rapid fire spread.
  • Affected area: in south central or...southeastern portion of fire weather zone 624.
  • Wind: southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Minimum relative humidity: 7 to 15 percent.
  • Haines index: 5 (moderate). Precautionary/preparedness actions...
  • a Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.
  • Listen for latest forecasts and possible red flag warnings.
  • One less spark, one less wildfire. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.
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