ODF Prepares For More Lightning

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – As lightning returns to the Rogue Valley, fire crews said they will be ready to respond to any reports of new fires. A spokesman for the Oregon Department of Forestry said the Central Point office has brought in extra vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters, in case a new fire breaks out. “There’s … Continue reading »

Wildfire Preparations Begin

By Yessenia Anderson ASHLAND,Ore. — The official start of fire season is just days away. Oregon Department of Forestry said Wednesday will mark the start of an increased threat. This month’s training, for Ashland Fire, has focused on structure protection and structure triage in case of a large event . Monday afternoon, crews ran a … Continue reading »

Oregon Firefighters Offer New Mexico Aid

By Yessenia Anderson MEDFORD, Ore. — Local fire fighters are being asked to help fight a 54-square mile fire in New Mexico. The Oregon Department of Forestry received the call this morning and will be sending out a fire fighter to lead a strike team. The young man is set to leave Tuesday, which is … Continue reading »