Multiple Wildfires in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — A haze sits over Southern Oregon and the smell of smoke is in the air as firefighters continue to respond to multiple wildfires in the area. The column of smoke that was visible from Medford on Friday was from the Whisky Fire. The fire is a part of what BLM is calling … Continue reading »

Lightning Sparks Multiple Fires

GALICE, Ore. — Dozens of fires are sparked by lighting across Southern Oregon, and crews are concerned more could be on the way. Many of the fires are still very small, and crews are trying to get them contained. Fire crews say there were nearly two dozen spot fires in Josephine County, with reports of … Continue reading »

Crews Respond to Lightning-Caused Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Bureau of Land Management say about 60 fires have been reported due to early morning lightning. BLM says about 75 fires have been reported across Southwest Oregon this morning. The Bureau of Land Management has updated information on the current response to the … Continue reading »

Crews Gain Ground on Pacifica Fire

WILLIAMS, Ore. – For the second time in two days, fire agencies from across the Rogue Valley battle a wildfire that threatened homes. A day after crews stopped a fast-moving fire in Merlin, crews were called out to battle flames in Williams. Crews said the Pacifica fire burned from Watergap Road toward Williams Highway, and … Continue reading »

Crews Stop Fast-Moving Fire in Merlin

MERLIN, Ore. – A fast-moving fire described as a “wall of flames” heading toward homes was stopped in its tracks by dozens of firefighters responding from across the Rogue Valley. Fire officials said a vehicle fire along Brookside Boulevard near the Grants Pass Airport spread to nearby dry grass, then was pushed by the wind … Continue reading »

Three Fires Contained Along Highway 42

NEAR BRIDGE, Ore. — Fire officials say three small fires along Highway 42 on Wednesday was caused by a flat tire resulting in damage to the rim and axel of a boat trailer being towed. The fires were discovered by a Coos Forest Protective Association (CFPA) engine around 2:00 p.m., two miles west of Bridge. … Continue reading »

Local Fire Crews Sent to Colo. Wildfire

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local fire resources are being sent to Colorado to help battle a wildfire that has destroyed hundreds of homes. Officials with Grayback Forestry said multiple crews have already left southern Oregon and are en route to those fires. One team has been sent to the wildfire north of Colorado Springs, which has … Continue reading »

Study Shows Climate Change Impacts

MEDFORD, Ore. — A 280- page report issued this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture warns that climate change could bring more massive wildfires and insect destruction of forests in the next 25 years. Officials with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management say they are managing forest lands in this area with … Continue reading »

Oregon Proposes Shifting Wildfire Costs

MEDFORD, Ore. – Homeowners could pay less to help fight wildfires under a new plan being discussed in Salem. A new plan by the Oregon legislature wants to move around who pays to fight wildfires in order to keep costs low while fire danger is high. As it stands right now, during wildfire season, landowners … Continue reading »

Oregon Senators Asking For Disaster Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After facing a year of historic wildfires, Oregon senators are asking President Obama to add our state to a disaster relief package that includes those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are hoping to have Oregon farmers and ranchers put on a disaster aid package that is expected … Continue reading »

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