Wildfires Are Contained But Not Out

MEDFORD, Ore. – Wildfires are still burning in our area more than a month after most of the big ones started. The Oregon Gulch Fire and the Rogue River Drive Fire are now 100 percent contained.  However, Oregon Department of Forestry crews are still monitoring the area.  They are through the fires on a daily … Continue reading »

Mop-up Continues on Rogue River Dr. Fire

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. —  The mop-up process is continuing on the Rogue River Drive Fire near Shady Cove On Friday, dozens of crews were digging out hot spots.  They are working from outside in, mopping-up 250 feet inside the perimeter.  Fire officials are now calling this fire contained but not controlled. “If we had … Continue reading »

Evacuations Lifted on Rogue River Fire

SHADY COVE, Ore. — Fire crews said they have made great progress on the Rogue River Drive Fire in the last 24 hours, and said there is a much smaller chance of the fire jumping the lines, the way it did on Tuesday. Containment lines have been built by bulldozers around most of the fire, … Continue reading »

Structural Protection in Place for Homes

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. – Level three evacuations have been downgraded to level one on the Rogue River Drive Fire, but that doesn’t mean residents are out of the woods just yet. About 130 homeowners remained under evacuation advisories Wednesday. While a few have expressed a desire to stay no matter what, most say they’re … Continue reading »

Fire Camp Returns to TouVelle

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – With the ongoing fire activity in the area, fire camp is being brought back to TouVelle State Park. The TouVelle camp had already been cleared out after the Salt Creek Fire was contained and mopped up, and many of the resources were lugged over to Howard Prairie for the Oregon Gulch … Continue reading »

Rain Helping Rogue River Drive Firefight

SHADY COVE, Ore. – Firefighters said Wednesday’s rainfall was a significant help in their continuing efforts to bring the Rogue River Drive Fire under control, but they said there is still more work to do. The fire has burned 600 acres and is 10 percent contained, according to Public Information Officer Don Hickman. The fire … Continue reading »

Rogue River Drive Fire 100 Acres

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — Fire crews are working on a 100 acre fire burning on Rogue River Road between Eagle Point and Shady Cove. Crews have taken a defensive position around 5 homes in the path of the fire. Fire officials say 15 to 20 homes are threatened total. The public information officer on the fire says … Continue reading »