National Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Two Oregon firefighters, Oscar Montano-Garcia and Jesse Trader, are among the 107 firefighters being honored Sunday at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Both Oregon firefighters died in August of last year while fighting two separate wildfires. Oscar Montano-Garcia died after he collapsed while working the Nabob … Continue reading »

Wildfire Smoke Visible in Rogue Valley

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to BLM officials, the plumes of smoke visible in the Rogue Valley today are coming from the Happy Camp Complex and the 790 Fire, which has been very active today. The Happy Camp Complex is burning between Happy Camp and Ft. Jones in Northern California. The 790 Fire is burning between … Continue reading »

List of Fires Burning in Our Region

SOUTHWEST, Ore. — Below is a list of fires burning our region with acreage, containment levels, location and any evacuations you need to be aware of. This is frequently updated, please check back for updates. The Beaver Complex containing  The Oregon Gulch Fire – Cascade-Siskiyou Nat’l Monument – 36,568 acres – 35% contained – Lightning caused The Salt … Continue reading »

Governor Declares State of Emergency

MEDFORD, Ore. — A state of emergency has been verbally declared in Oregon by Governor Kitzhaber due to the severe fire season. The governor’s office says the emergency declaration enables the Oregon National Guard to mobilize resources on an as-needed basis to assist fire crews in the state. While no large wildfires are currently burning … Continue reading »

Fire Burns 35 Acres Near Table Rocks

WHITE CITY, Ore. — What started as a half-acre grass fire in a private field of grains grew into a wildfire covering more than 35 acres. “Got about half way up and started smelling a little bit of smoke. It smelled like a campfire,” said Nathan Humphreys as he returned from his hike to the … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Response Wraps Up

NEAR BEND, Ore. — Fire responders are finishing up their work on the Two Bulls Fire burning near Bend. The fire is currently at 90% containment. Oregon Department of Forestry reports that command of the fire response will transfer to a transition team, which will work on extinguishing any remaining smokes and recover equipment. The … Continue reading »

Smoke Hanging Over Valley

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — The Two Bulls fire isn’t close to the Rogue Valley, but increasing smoke blowing our way could be seen from early Sunday morning. Fire investigators near the Green Springs checked the area for any signs of fire, but according to Oregon Department of Forestry, all that smoke making its way into … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Threatens Homes

Near BEND, Ore. — Two fires that started ten miles west of Bend Saturday afternoon have charred more than 6,000 acres. The wildfires, together named the Two Bulls Fire, are at zero percent containment. As of Sunday morning mandatory evacuations were still in affect for nearly 200 homes in the Saddleback subdivision & Skyliners Road area. … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Smoke in Rogue Valley

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — Smoke from the Two Bulls Fire is visible in parts of the Rogue Valley. At last report on Sunday morning, Oregon Department of Forestry says the Two Bulls Fire is at 6,180 acres. 250 homes have been evacuated. The Red Cross has established a shelter at High Desert Middle School in … Continue reading »

Fire Season Officially Starts Monday

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– Starting Monday at 12:01 a.m., wildfire season will officially begin for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties. Declaring fire season means putting restrictions on debris burning. It also prohibits the use of fireworks, release of sky lanterns, the discharge of exploding targets, and the discharge of tracer ammunition. Fire officials say these prevention … Continue reading »

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