The Orleans Volunteer Fire Department is located in Orleans, California, in the ancestral territory of the Karuk and Yurok peoples. Since 1963, our all-volunteer team has provided fire protection and emergency medical response to the communities of Orleans, Somes Bar, Weitchpec, and in between. Officially incorporated in 1968, we are now celebrating our 50th year of serving our community.
2023 SRF Lightning Complex - Public Meeting ... See MoreSee Less
Tip 20: Mois the Cat advises you to not be caught outside in a storm. Remember, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! #NatlPrep #CAwx ... See MoreSee Less
Smoke from wildfires will continue to produce poor air quality through Thursday. For up to date information on air quality for your location, please visit,
Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte: www.ncuaqmd.org/
You can also monitor the latest air quality for you location at: www.airnow.gov/ Smart Phone Apps can also provide you with up to date Air Quality Information. Stay indoors and limit outdoor activities. ... See MoreSee Less
Fire and Smoke! Topics of the upcoming Community Meeting on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 at 6:00 P.M. at the Karuk Tribe DNR, hosted by the current Incident Management Team. ... See MoreSee Less
Please come to the meeting to hear and to be heard.
#2023 SRF Lightning Complex Informational Meeting ... See MoreSee Less
Point Protection for Structures on the 2023 SRF Lightning Complex ... See MoreSee Less
The south side of the Klamath National Forest received numerous lightning strikes last night. #KlamathNF firefighters responded to multiple smoke reports. Crews were dispatched quickly to check them for validity.
After the firefighters arrived on site, the following are the results of what they found.
The Deacon Fire east of Sawyers Bar was a single tree with minimum ground fire. This fire was staffed last night. No report of the size at this time of this report.
The Hickey Fire, southeast of Sawyers Bar, was spotted but it was too late for jumpers to safely jump. They have plans to jump this morning. We will give a size up once they are able to get information into us.
The Creole Fire near the Russian Trailhead will be checked again this morning. We will post updated information when reports are received.
A couple more smoke reports came in from the Eddy Gulch Lookout. One near Tanner Peak and another near Idyllwild Campground. They were spotted after dark. Crews will check them this morning.
The KNF has aerial recon available to check on these fires and to seek out any more that have not been reported.
Additional posts will occur as more information becomes available. ... See MoreSee Less