Wildfire Warning in Southern Oregon

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Extremely dry weather will combine with gusty, dry winds this week to increase the risk of fire in Southern Oregon. And if the weather pattern continues, that risk of wildfire could stick around for a long time, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Rogue Valley is under a Red … Continue reading »

Multiple Wildfires in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — A haze sits over Southern Oregon and the smell of smoke is in the air as firefighters continue to respond to multiple wildfires in the area. The column of smoke that was visible from Medford on Friday was from the Whisky Fire. The fire is a part of what BLM is calling … Continue reading »

Mowing Concerns During Fire Season

ASHLAND, Ore. — This is the time of year when fire crews want homeowners to be especially vigilant about mowing the yard. As temperatures continue to rise in Southern Oregon, Ashland Fire and Rescue want to remind everyone to do their part in preventing fires from spreading. Weeds and grass tend to burn faster making … Continue reading »

Driest Start To Year On Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — The statistics and charts show it, through March 25th, this is the driest start to any year in Medford’s history. “Statistics were kept back in 1850. 1.63 in those first 84 days of the year is the driest we’ve ever been in those 84 days,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Ottenweller. … Continue reading »

Driest Year On Record In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s a record: the driest start to any calendar year in Medford history is taking place right now, coming off a wet end to 2012. Despite the dry start to the calendar year, the area is just above average for the water year. Last year, fire season began in Southern Oregon on … Continue reading »