Thursday Morning Wildfire Update

For information on evacuations, road closures and meetings, click here.  Here is the latest information on all of the wildfires currently burning in southern Douglas County, and northwestern Josephine County. Total acreage burning has now grown to 39,828 acres: Douglas Complex, near Glendale: -28,496 acres burning -7% contained Labrador Fire, near Selma: -1,970 acres burning -remains … Continue reading »

Smoke Keeps Fire Helicopters Grounded

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A valuable firefighting resource is stuck on the ground, as the thick smoke above Southern Oregon continues to prevent helicopters from taking to the air. 16 helicopters are parked at the Grants Pass and Illinois Valley airports, and pilots are unable to take off because of poor visibility. Fire crews said … Continue reading »

Wednesday Morning Fire Update

Tens of thousands of acres continue to burn in Southern Oregon. The fire being called the nation’s highest priority, the Douglas Complex, has grown to 25,000 acres.  At last check it was 5% contained.  It is burning outside of Glendale. The Labrador Fire, burning about 12 miles Northwest of Cave Junction, is considered extremely active. … Continue reading »

Smoke Choking Much of Southern Oregon

SELMA, Ore. – Thick smoke continues to tighten its choke hold across Southern Oregon, impacting air quality and forcing people to take steps to protect their health. The smoke from six wildfires across southwest Oregon have been swept across our region and into Northern California. Air quality levels have been constantly changing, but reporting stations … Continue reading »

Saturday Update on Regional Forest Fires

For more information, here are some helpful websites. http://www.swofire.com http://www.inciweb.org/state/38/ http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/?m=1 From Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m.: MEDFORD, Ore. — Winds created a number of challenges for firefighters working active fires across Southern Oregon on Saturday. The BLM says acreage numbers are difficult to estimate at this time and there should be new numbers … Continue reading »

Large-Scale Fire Response Underway

MEDFORD, Ore. – Teams from five federal agencies, as well as state, local, and contract crews continue to battle a series of wildfires caused by overnight lightning strikes. Officials with the Bureau of Land Management say nearly a hundred ignition points sparked up throughout the night. Much of the coordination for that firefight takes place … Continue reading »

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