ODF Has Used Harrington Ponds for Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to Oregon law, all water — including the rain and snow water — that Gary Harrington used are public and can only be collected with a permit. In the case of Mr. Harrington, obtaining a permit was not possible because the water in his ponds would filter into Big Butte Creek, … Continue reading »

Lit Brush Pile Fire Escapes

NEAR RUCH, Ore. — Crews worked overnight to battle a grass fire that spread through several acres outside of Ruch. The grass fire sparked just after 5:30 p.m. On Little Applegate Road outside of Ruch. The Oregon Department of Forestry says it burned through 24 acres, but crews were able to get a hold of … Continue reading »