The structure is owned by the City of Coos Bay, and it is occupied by PEG Broadcast Services Inc., DBA Coos Community Media Center.
There is a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms north of the fire area. The relative humidity is expected to be around 25%. The potential for fire spotting remains high in the lodgepole pine areas and firefighters are poised to respond to either spot fires outside of containment lines or new fire starts caused by lightning strikes.
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The fire has blackened 26,367 acres and is 86 percent contained. Crews continue to secure and strengthen the fire line by extinguishing hot spots and falling danger trees.
The closure will allow for the restoration of Rochester Covered Bridge as part of the Douglas County Covered Bridge Restoration project.
Now, thanks to another grant from the NHTSA, the department will be participating again in two more blitz periods. The first, beginning Monday and running through Sunday, September 6, will put officers out on the road focusing on child seats, texting and driving, and speed.
The Grant County Sheriff's Department ordered people living in the Upper Pine Creek and Upper Dog Creek areas to evacuate because of the wildfire that has already destroyed dozens of homes near John Day.
“The Forest Service is beginning preliminary analysis to determine the condition of resources in the Calf-Copeland area and what kinds of restoration may be needed,” said Bill Mulholland, North Umpqua District Ranger.
Fire activity is still active and depending on wind and other conditions, the highway may be closed again.
France's highest decoration, the Legion of Honor, or "Legion d'Honneur," was awarded to U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, their friend Anthony Sadler and British businessman Chris Norman for subduing a gunman on a high-speed train carrying hundreds of passengers to Paris.
Thousands of firefighters across the state are working to contain several wildfires that continued to burn throughout the weekend.
A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before three American passengers subdued him, one of them was a National Guard soldier from Roseburg.
Three people were injured before the shooter was taken down. The gunman was taken into police custody.
An active duty Oregon Army National Guard and an Air Force member were able to jump on an active shooter in France. They subdued and held the Islamist gunman until authorities were notified and arrived on scene.