Free Respirator Masks Distributed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Due to the unhealthy air quality levels from the forest fires, officials are distributing free respirator masks. Free respirators are now available to the general public at the locations and times below. The respirators at Jackson County Public Health were donated by the Red Cross and AllCare. Red Cross at 60 Hawthorne … Continue reading »

Wildfire Update for August 8th, 2013

Big Windy Complex Acres: 14,085 Percent Contained: 5% Total Personnel: 1,339 A community meeting will be held at the Galice Community Hall at 4 p.m. this evening. On August 7, an additional Level 1 notice was issued for the area of Galice Access Road, including the road north to the Graves Creek Bridge. A red … Continue reading »

Riddle Camp Provides Basics for Crews

RIDDLE, Ore. — Thousands of firefighters in a camp near Riddle are working on the Douglas Complex. Despite the numbers, the camp is able to provide the basics as well as some “creature comforts” for the men and women stationed there. “They’re well fed, they have showers, they have everything as simple as a charging … Continue reading »

Laundry Service Set Up in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ore. — Poison oak continues to make battling these wildfires even more miserable for fire crews in Southern Oregon. At the fire camp set up in Glendale, a portable laundry service was brought in so firefighters can wash their clothes. The laundry service is set up in a semi-trailer on the Glendale High School … Continue reading »

Tuesday Morning Fire Update

Here is the most up to date information on the wildfires burning across Southern Oregon and Northern California.   Big Windy Complex — 10,841 acres, 0% containment, 1,159 personnel Jenny 3,092 acres, Calvert Peak 177 acres, Big Windy 7,572 acres Officials are still concerned the Jenny Fire will jump the Rogue River.   Douglas Complex — 38,406 … Continue reading »

Satellite Images Since Day 1 of Fires

Below are the satellite images progressively in order beginning on Saturday, July 27th. The above images are all courtesy of the National Weather Service in Medford.

Monday Morning Fire Update

Firefighters are continuing to battle several fires burning tens of thousands of acres throughout Southern Oregon. The fire with the most overnight activity was the Big Windy Complex.  It grew by 1,693 acres to 9,192 acres.  It is still 0% contained.  Officials are concerned the Jenny Fire, which is part of the complex, will jump … Continue reading »

Homeowners Deal with Douglas Complex

GLENDALE, Ore. — Raul Sanchez lives along Rattlesnake Road. Right here is his drive way and a couple of days ago the fire was just right across the road. Sanchez stands along the road, pointing out smoldering leftovers of the Douglas Complex. ”The way I seen the flames the other day…it would have jumped,” said … Continue reading »

Update on Regional Forest Fires: 8-3-13

Here is updated information on the forest fires currently burning in Southern Oregon. This information is provided by the SWOR Joint Information Center. The following is consolidated information for each of the major fires burning in Douglas and Josephine Counties: Total Fires: 5 Total Acres: 47,843 BIG WINDY COMPLEX Location: 25 miles NW of Grants … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Spreading the Word

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — The most smoke is being put out by the Douglas Complex, which is larger than the other four fires combined. The fire is also the most expensive, now estimated at more than $6 million. It is burning more than 28,000 acres, and is 9% contained. Officials from a half dozen agencies … Continue reading »

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