Students Replant Trees in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ore. – Just six months ago, flames filled the forest and smoke filled the town of Glendale. Today, students did their part in an effort to replant the forest. Tiny tree seedlings now stand amongst the charred giants just outside of Glendale. A few dozen students from Glendale High School rolled up their sleeves … Continue reading »

Flood Concerns in Burned Forests

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire season is still several months away, but the land burned last summer still poses a threat. The Bureau of Land Management is keeping a close eye on areas in the Douglas Complex vulnerable to landslides when it rains. Officials say if a half inch or more of rain is expected in … Continue reading »

Students to Replant Trees After Fire

GLENDALE, Ore. –Some Oregon high school students are working to replant areas destroyed by the Douglas Complex last summer. The Oregon Department of Forestry and Glendale High School students are meeting next Wednesday to plant seedlings on the burnt land. ODF officials say these lands help produce revenue that support education through the common school … Continue reading »

Most Wildfires Closer to Containment

MEDFORD, Ore. — Crews watched and waited as the storms moved through, hoping the weather would help, rather than hurt, the firefight in Southern Oregon. The Douglas Complex reached 100% containment just this week. Fire management has yet to report containment problems created by the storm. Crews did respond to one lightning started fire near … Continue reading »

Containment Date Pushed Back

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — Flare ups forced fire crews to push back the containment date for the Douglas Complex burning near Glendale. They were shooting for Sunday to call it 100% contained. Falling trees and rocks, plus windy conditions, kept crews from getting as much marked off the to-do list than they anticipated. Smoke billowing … Continue reading »

Extra Fire Camp Food Donated

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The wildfires across southwest Oregon inspired an out-pouring of community support. People donated thousands of dollars’ worth of food to firefighters. The extra food from the Douglas Complex ended up at a food pantry; from crackers to fresh fruit, this will be distributed to 4,000 families across Josephine County. The Reaching … Continue reading »

Big Fire Camp, Tiny Footprint

GLENDALE, Ore. – It’s back to business as usual at Glendale High as the Douglas fire camp moves on. The team is downsizing and switching to a new camp just down the road, and leaving as small a footprint as possible behind. “For the number of people that went through camp here, we did very … Continue reading »

Fire Crew Members Scaling Back

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — Fire officials are mopping up the Douglas Complex burning near Glendale. Crews say recent rainfall impacted this week’s fight. “We were surprised even getting a quarter to a third of an inch of rain. It’s really not a whole lot but it was enough to really knock out a lot of … Continue reading »

Wednesday Wildfire Information

Below is the most up to date information regarding the wildfires burning across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Whiskey Complex — 17,339 acres, 75% containment, 453 personnel The Umpqua National Forest has revised the Forest Order near the Whiskey Complex by reopening parts of the closure area. South Umpqua Road (Forest Service Road 28) and … Continue reading »

National Guard Packs Up

GLENDALE, Ore.– After 19 days, the National Guard packed up and left their camp at the Douglas Complex fire. “We have plenty of room, we have 160 acres so it worked out fine,” said Glendale resident Jerry Cuff. Dozens of National Guards members, vehicles and several helicopters called Cuff’s ranch home for nearly three weeks. … Continue reading »

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