Local History

Biscuit Fire anniversary

Biscuit Fire still baking at nearly 472,000 acres; cost at $84.5 mil.; 6,607 people Sherri HopperIVN Contributing Writer More than a month after the lightning strikes that marked the beginning of what would grow to become the 471,087-acre Biscuit Fire, the conflagration continues to claim additional acreage of the forest.The[Read More…]

Biscuit Fire Anniversary

Blaze that began near valley believed largest in Oregon recorded in history Sherri Hopper – IVN Now the largest fire in Oregon’s recorded history, the fire that started on July 13 as five smaller lightning-caused fires has evolved into one 378,865-acre blaze that continues to pose a threat to a[Read More…]

Biscuit Fire Anniversary

Biscuit Fire – Originally ran in Aug. 7, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley NewsFire dragon starts to run, but danger lurks: I.V. blesses, thanks firefighters by Sherri Hopper A week after the Tuesday, July 30 public meeting during which fire officials stood before residents of Illinois Valley and requested[Read More…]

Biscuit Fire Anniversary

July 31, 2002 – I.V. News All valley on a 30-minute evacuation notice due to ‘uncontrollable fire’ By Sherri Hopper Now in its third week, the fires that comprise the Biscuit Complex continue to grow, having already displaced a number of residents and posing a threat to the entire Illinois[Read More…]

Biscuit Fire Anniversary

Starting July 27, the Illinois Valley News will publish stories from the Biscuit Fire 20 years ago until the date it was extinguished. July 17, 2002 – IV News Remote wildfires bring hazy days to the valley, as forest service considers battle planning. By Bob RodriguezHazy skies in Illinois Valley[Read More…]

Biscuit Fire continues

Fire efforts take shape with establishment of fire campManagement team evaluates situation; no evacuations This Biscuit Fire story ran in the July 24, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley News By Sherri Hopper Fires that initially started on July 13 as a lightning storm passed through the area are still[Read More…]