Fire Season Officially Over

MEDFORD, Ore. — The recent rain in Southern Oregon has lead the Oregon Department of Forestry to declare the end of fire season. The largest fire in Southern Oregon this year was the Slate Creek Fire in Josephine County which burned 160 acres. Brian Ballou with ODF said the mild summer weather is what stands … Continue reading »

Grave Creek Fire 80% Contained

NEAR GALICE, Ore. — Fire crews are searching for clues in what caused the Grave Creek Fire, which they believe could have been human caused. The fire started Sunday evening southwest of Glendale. At last check the Oregon Department of Forestry said the fire was 26 acres and 80% contained. Officials are still offering a … Continue reading »

Reward For Arrest In Slate Creek Fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Officials are asking for your help in finding who started the Slate Creek Fire. The fire started on Labor Day around 1:30 p.m. in a densely wooded area about 10 miles southwest of Grants Pass. Specifically, officials say the fire started along a road called the Root Springs Access Road. The … Continue reading »

Slate Creek Fire Burns 120 Acres

NEAR WONDER, Ore. – The Slate Creek Fire, burning outside Wilderville, has charred more than 120 acres. On Monday afternoon, a huge plume of smoke could be seen for miles. It lead down to an area about 13 miles west of Grants Pass off of Highway 199. Crews said the remote area and winds helped … Continue reading »

ODF Responds To Fire In Josephine County

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Fire crews are on the scene of a wildfire just west of Wilderville in Josephine County. The Oregon Department of Forestry is one of many agencies responding to a wildfire burning in Josephine County. ODF tells NewsWatch12 it has quickly grown after being first reported around 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon … Continue reading »