ODF Fire Spotters Take Positions

By Bryan Navarro SODA MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT, Ore. — ODF staff are moving into fire lookouts perched high above Southern Oregon and Northern California. It’s move-in day at the Soda Mountain Lookout. It’s a room 6,000 feet high, and a home for the next 4 months. Ken Struck is calling this 14 by 14 foot space … Continue reading »

ODF Discuss Fire Season Outlook

By Yessenia Anderson MEDFORD, Ore. — A mixture of rain and sunshine have made for rather interesting weather patterns, but fire officials say the recent weather won’t necessarily postpone the start of fire season. Forestry officials say residents need to begin prepping; fire season could be just around the corner. This weekend fire crews responded … Continue reading »