Two Bulls Fire Reward Now At $31,500

BEND, Ore. — A reward for any information that can be given as to how the Two Bulls fire started has increased to $31,500. An update released Thursday morning said the Two Bulls fire is now 80% contained, and more than $4.3 million has been spent on the suppression campaign. The fire has now burned 6,908 … 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 Level three evacuations are no longer in effect.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 Danger Level Climbs to High Monday

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Monday, June 16th the fire danger level will increase to high for Oregon Department of Forestry-protected land in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The industrial fire precuation level will remain at level one. Restrictions include no debris burning, no fireworks and no exploding targets with a phyrotechnic charge in it’s base. Campfires will … Continue reading »

Last Preparations Before Fire Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Although Southern Oregon fire crews have not had to deal with major fires yet, they are responding to more and more small grass fires already. Fire officials say in the last week, they’ve seen an upturn in calls, and though most of the grass in the area is still green, there is … Continue reading »

Grass Fire Leaves 13 Acres Burned

ASHLAND, Ore. —  Jackson County Fire District 5 and Ashland Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a grass fire in rural Northeast Ashland at about 2 this afternoon. With help from an afternoon wind, what started as a small, one acre fire, quickly overtook an entire field. Eventually, Oregon Department of Forestry also responded to … Continue reading »

ODF Crews Watch for Lightning

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Thunderstorms are heading our way, and with that a high risk for lightning strikes. The weather has Department of Forestry specialists on alert during what is already a crippling drought season. But they say it isn’t time to call it fire season yet. Dispatchers monitored the storm for much of the … Continue reading »

Fire Season Funding Deferred to 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. — Smoke filled the Rogue Valley and complex fires engulfed southern Oregon in what was the most costly fire season in Oregon. State representatives met Friday to try and figure out how to cover tens of millions of dollars. “We’re about 40 million short, roughly, right now on what we owe versus what … Continue reading »

Big Windy Camp Breaks Down

MERLIN, Ore. — Supplies were packed up and information was passed on at the Big Windy Complex Monday afternoon as the Oregon Department of Forestry is set to take over on Tuesday morning. “Because of that rain, the changing conditions, we were able to collapse the perimeter and make it a little bit more manageable for … Continue reading »

ODF Prepares for Lightning This Week

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry brought in a dozer along with five initial attack engines in Medford. They equipped the Grants Pass department with the same resources. There is a chance of lightning, and with lightning comes fire. With the equipment and crews prepared and ready to go, they can get to … Continue reading »

Restrictions for Bow Hunting Season

MEDFORD, Ore. — Bow hunting season is right around the corner and hunting businesses are preparing for the big day. “We just try to keep as much as we can in inventory so everybody has a chance to get what they need,” Scott Sharpe said, owner of Southern Oregon Archery. Sharpe says this time of … Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts