Fire Crews Watching the Forecast

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry will be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast over the next few days, watching for lightning-sparked fires. ODF said at one point Tuesday it was looking like Jackson and Josephine counties would be hit by thunderstorms, but the storms curved to the east to … Continue reading »

Rains Have Minimal Affect on Wildfires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire crews are able to focus on the remaining wildfires in Southern Oregon now that the thunderstorm threat has diminished, but are still monitoring grounds for new sparks after the weekends storms. Fire officials at the Oregon Department of Forestry say there is still a chance one could start up so they … Continue reading »

New Fire Starts Despite Heavy Rains

MEDFORD, Ore. – Heavy rains over the weekend helped suppression efforts on lightning-induced fires around the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, but two new fires were still discovered. Crews responded to the Winchuck Fire on the Gold Beach Ranger District, about a ¼ of an acre in size, as well as a fire on the High … Continue reading »