Southwest Oregon Spared from Flames

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – As more than 600,000 acres burn across the state, Southwest Oregon crews are still ready and waiting. Handfuls of southwest Department of Forestry firefighters have been shipping out one at a time to help with fires elsewhere. But the region has yet to see a major fire event. That’s obviously good … Continue reading »

White City Fire Under Investigation

WHITE CITY, Ore. — A patio umbrella is believed to have started a grass fire near White City on Wednesday. Investigators believe the umbrella was picked up by some wind, and hit nearby power lines, sparking a fire on Kershaw Road near Highway 140. The burning debris dropped onto the dry grass and quickly spread … Continue reading »

Fire Danger Increased

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thursday is the day that fire officials are raising the fire threat level, bringing with it a whole new set of restrictions. The Oregon Department of Forestry is preparing for fire season to ramp up in Jackson and Josephine Counties, as hot and dry temperatures, combined with possible thunderstorms, and increased camping … Continue reading »