Fire Camp Set Up at Howard Prairie Lake

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. – Howard Prairie Lake Resort was transformed into an incident command center and fire camp Monday, as crews positioned themselves closer to the Oregon Gulch Fire burning outside Ashland. More than 1,000 firefighters and support staff are expected to be camped there by Tuesday. Previously, the fire camp had been set up … Continue reading »

Salt Creek Fire Closer to Containment

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – While the Oregon Gulch fire continues to grow, crews are reporting good news on the other end of the Beaver Complex. Officials at the Salt Creek fire say they’re getting closer to containment by the day, allowing them to slowly shift to a one-front battle. Right now the Salt Creek fire … Continue reading »

Heat Exhaustion Plagues Firefighters

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – As if the fires themselves weren’t enough to keep crews on their toes, fire officials say the heat and dry conditions are putting unusual strain on them this year. In Jackson County alone there have been five reported cases of firefighters having to be evacuated to the hospital because of heat … Continue reading »

Fire Update for Saturday, August 2, 2014

Oregon Department of Forestry has a community meeting is scheduled for tonight at Green Springs Fire Station at 7 p.m., on the corner of Hyatt Lake Road and Highway 66. The Beaver Complex consists of two fires: Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires. Here are the latest fire statistics from the Oregon Department of Forestry: … Continue reading »

Salt Creek Fire Burning 80-100 Acres

[UPDATE 9:15 a.m. JULY 31st] The Oregon Department of Forestry reported Thursday morning that the Salt Creek Fire has increased from 25 acres Wednesday evening to 80-100 acres. ODF crews are on scene battling that fire and are expecting more crews on the way. WIMER, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry responded dozens of … Continue reading »