Wednesday Morning Fire Update

Tens of thousands of acres continue to burn in Southern Oregon. The fire being called the nation’s highest priority, the Douglas Complex, has grown to 25,000 acres.  At last check it was 5% contained.  It is burning outside of Glendale. The Labrador Fire, burning about 12 miles Northwest of Cave Junction, is considered extremely active. … Continue reading »

Feeding Firefighters Keeps Crews Busy

MERLIN, Ore. — While the Brimstone Fire continues to grow, so does the line of hungry firefighters returning from the fire lines. A team with Star Catering prepared the meals for the firefighters, a feat managers say is challenging itself. “It’s always a fight to get this many guys fed. When you’re looking at 700 … Continue reading »

Fire Season To Begin for Coos Bay

COOS BAY, Ore. — Fire season in the Coos Bay area will officially begin July 1st. The Coos Forest Protective Association announced Friday that fire season will officially begin at midnight on Monday. The start of fire season begins restrictions on both public and industrial forest use on all private, county, state and bureau of … Continue reading »

Hottest Day So Far, Even Hotter Tomorrow

A ridge of high pressure will be strengthening and moving inland during the day today, this will act to warm inland areas to the warmest of the year so far, bring abundant sunshine to the region and return the marine layer to the coast. This evening clouds will be increasing at the coast as the … Continue reading »

Heating Up To Start Fire Season!

Fire season is officially underway for Jackson and Josephine counties joining Klamath and Lake counties. High pressure will strengthen today and tomorrow bringing even warmer temperatures and a lot of sunshine for all areas, and the Chetco Effect in Brookings will warm them up to the mid-80s. It will be windy again today at the … Continue reading »

Hot & Dry This Work Week

There is still no change in the forecast. We had a disturbance pass to our North today, bringing rain well to our North & East. The skies here though, remained clear. The only impacts from this system was cooler temperatures. Expect afternoon highs to begin warming up this next work week. An offshore flow is … Continue reading »

Crews Continue to Mop Up Fire Remains

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Fire officials are calling the Beacon Hill fire a fitting end to the most active May in at least a decade. Crews continue to mop up the remnants of the fire that consumed roughly 115-acres of the Beacon Hill area of Grants Pass. Officials say the fire was likely caused by a … Continue reading »

Abundant Sunshine & Warm!

High pressure will strengthen today and through the weekend this will bring abundant sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures to inland areas and allow the marine layer to build at the coast this weekend. Also expect breezy winds at the coast through the weekend, peaking on Sunday and Monday. Highs for inland areas will climb 10 … Continue reading »

Holiday Rains Could Delay Fire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. – What comes as a downer for many holiday vacationers could be a blessing for those open burns. Just a couple weeks ago all signs pointed to an early fire season. Now the same rain causing an early end to camping could mean a later start for that fire season. “A few weeks … Continue reading »

Senator Wyden Meets With State Officials

MEDFORD, Ore. — Early Friday afternoon Senator Ron Wyden met with officials from across Southern Oregon this afternoon to discuss the upcoming fire season, “When you have fires all over the West, which is what these maps in back of me really tell you, it’s a real juggle.” Wyden met with officials from a variety … Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts