Rogue Is The Only Route For Fire Crews

NEAR GALICE, Ore. — Fire crews and local rafting guides teamed up and packed up rafts full of supplies and floated down the Rogue’s rapids to structures in danger. Firefighters from across the country have arrived in southern Oregon and within hours a handful were sent down the Rogue River. “I’ve done rafting for fun, … Continue reading »

Information Center Key For Updates

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Fire officials gathered in one place Wednesday afternoon to give updated information on each of five complex fires in southern Oregon. To help organize and clarify all the information and updates come through the Joint Information Center in Grants Pass. “If you can’t get immediate, accurate information, then a story begins … Continue reading »

Feeding Firefighters Keeps Crews Busy

MERLIN, Ore. — While the Brimstone Fire continues to grow, so does the line of hungry firefighters returning from the fire lines. A team with Star Catering prepared the meals for the firefighters, a feat managers say is challenging itself. “It’s always a fight to get this many guys fed. When you’re looking at 700 … Continue reading »

Residents Turn Out For Fire Updates

GLENDALE, Ore. — More than 100 Glendale residents packed an elementary school gym Monday night as officials working the Douglas Complex Fire explained the current situation. Some residents have been keeping a close eye on the fires. “We went up to a spot out of Wolf Creek and you could see a pretty good view of … Continue reading »

Pacifica Fire Forces Evacuations

WILLIAMS, Ore. — Traffic backed up and some were left stranded as roads leading into an evacuated area were closed off while crews battled the fire. Some had seen the flames, packed up, and left for safer ground. “What happened was that it was really spreading out really pretty quickly and it was coming up … Continue reading »

High Fire Danger Beginning July 4th

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry will be raising the fire danger threat to high come Independence Day. After the historically dry spring and now sudden start to summer, the projected dry conditions have prompted the rise for both Jackson & Josephine Counties. ODF says wild land fires are about 30% higher this … Continue reading »

Fire Threat Rising as the 4th Nears

OREGON — Although cool and damp weather has helped to calm the wildfire threat in recent weeks, the fire danger is forecasted to rise in the coming days in addition to the temperatures. Humidity levels and fuel moistures will be decreasing and this is a concern with the 4th of July approaching. The Oregon Department … Continue reading »

Change of Season Doesn’t Change Danger

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  The start of fall in southern Oregon doesn’t mean a let up in fire danger. Officials with The Oregon Department of Forestry say this is about as dry as it gets. “We haven’t had measurable rain in a big part of southwest Oregon for 90 to almost 150 days” said Brian … Continue reading »

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