Early Morning Duplex Fire in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – An investigation is underway over what caused a fire at a duplex in Medford. It happened about 2:00 A.M. on Bryant St. Officials say the fire broke out in the home’s front living room. Medford police was the first on the scene, and officers used a garden house to knock down the … Continue reading »

Upper Table Rock Fire Being Contained

WHITE CITY, Ore. –  Fire crews worked through the night as they continue to fight the last hot spots of the fire on the Upper Table Rock. The fire broke out after a Straus Ranches worker was mowing a hay field and hit a rock. That sparked the quick-moving flame that would eventually take out 35 … Continue reading »

Crews Train for Wildfires in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Officials say current fire conditions in southern Oregon aren’t typically seen until late July. Now that fire danger has moved to high, Rogue Valley Task Force 1 continues wildfire training. Red tape marks the path of a simulated fast moving fire in a Grants Pass neighborhood. “We came over, we were … Continue reading »

Fire Officials Check for Weed Abatement

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland residents had until midnight Sunday to make sure weeds in their yard were no taller than four inches. Monday morning, the Ashland Fire Department wasted no time checking to see if residents were in compliance. “You know, our priority in the city of Ashland is to address the wildfire hazard zone … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Burns Almost 7,000 Acres

BEND, Ore. — Multiple crews continue to make progress on the wildfire burning near Bend. Officials said the fire is now at 40-percent containment. It broke out last Saturday and is now burning nearly 7,000 acres. Level three evacuations are no longer in effect. Investigation teams did conclude the fire to be human caused and … Continue reading »

Fire Season Starts in Douglas District

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Fire season in the Douglas County District started today and the fire danger level is set at “moderate.” The following restrictions are in place to help prevent wildfires, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association: All backyard debris burning requires a burn permit from either DFPA or a local fire department. … Continue reading »

Still Quiet & Warm Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another quiet day is ahead as high pressure continues to sit over our region. Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler today, but still warm & above average. The offshore wind will weaken today, so the high in Brookings should be cooler than past days. Winds will pick up across all locations … Continue reading »

Fire Near Weed is Under Investigation

YREKA, Ca. — If you saw smoke coming from the South this weekend, it may have been from a small fire in Weed, Ca. The California Department of Foresty and Fire Protection (CAL Fire) got multiple 911 calls for a report of a vegetation fire behind the Roseburg Mill in Weed on Sunday afternoon. CAL Fire … Continue reading »

Active Weather…But Not What You Think!

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earlier in the week I were talking about entering an inactive weather pattern. Well, depending on how you look at it, we currently have active weather. We’re not getting the rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms. Instead, we are getting other active scenarios. Temperatures: High pressure has entered the region allowing for the suppression … Continue reading »

Fire Agencies Consolidate Into One

  LAKEVIEW, Ore. – There have been several discussions about this year being an early fire season, and to get ahead of the curve the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership Wildland Fire Operations and The Lakeview Interagency Fire Center will be working out of one facility. They consolidated the facilities with the goal being to … Continue reading »

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