Medford Warns of Approaching Fire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Fire-Rescue wants the public to be aware of the approaching fire season and trim any excess vegetation in your yard, to cut down on potential wildfire fuels. The City of Medford’s weeds and grass ordinance takes effect beginning June 1st. According to the City’s Municipal Code section 7.430, any property with … Continue reading »

Driest Start To Year On Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — The statistics and charts show it, through March 25th, this is the driest start to any year in Medford’s history. “Statistics were kept back in 1850. 1.63 in those first 84 days of the year is the driest we’ve ever been in those 84 days,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Ottenweller. … Continue reading »

Driest Year On Record In Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s a record: the driest start to any calendar year in Medford history is taking place right now, coming off a wet end to 2012. Despite the dry start to the calendar year, the area is just above average for the water year. Last year, fire season began in Southern Oregon on … Continue reading »