Containment Scaled Back for Reeves Fire

SELMA, Ore. – Tuesday night, fire crews were confident that the Reeves Creek Fire burning near Selma would soon be fully contained. By Wednesday morning, the forecast had them less confident. The fire, which has burned 230 acres, was listed at 90 percent containment Tuesday night, but was downgraded to 50 percent containment Wednesday. Fire … Continue reading »

Crews Battling Reeves Creek Fire

SELMA, Ore. – Crews continued to battle a large wildfire burning near Lake Selmac on Tuesday, but told homeowners to be ready to leave if the situation gets worse. The Reeves Creek Fire was first reported Monday night, and has burned about 230 acres in an area near Reeves Creek Road and Highway 199. No … Continue reading »

Reeves Creek Fire Burns Nearly 250 Acres

(UPDATE 7:25 A.M.): Firefighters and bulldozers dug fireline all night on the Reeves Creek Fire, which has burned 200-250 acres of forestland south of Selma (25 miles southwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County). Fireline now encircles 70 percent of the fire’s perimeter. (UPDATE 11:53 P.M.): Fire officials now estimate the fire to be 120 acres … Continue reading »

Experience Helps Crews at Labrador Fire

SELMA, Ore. – Fire crews on the Labrador fire say they have had plenty of experience in how to handle the fire. That’s because much of the same crews battled multiple wildfires in that same area over the past 10 years. Many firefighters and managers helped battle the Biscuit Fire in the Illinois Valley in … Continue reading »

Trout Transported to Howard Prairie

HOWARD PRAIRIE, Ore. — Water temperatures are too high to safely stock trout in some Oregon lakes and ponds, but 3,000 trout are on the move. The fish were scheduled to go to Lake Selmac, but with water temperature around 70 degrees, it was deemed unsafe. So now, these fish will find a home in … Continue reading »