Public to Observe Whiskey Fire Aftermath

NEAR TILLER, Ore. — The public is getting a close up look of what one of the worst fire seasons in recent history left behind. A group of people headed out with Umpqua National Forest employees to take a look at the damage caused by the Whiskey Fire. The Whiskey Fire burned more than 16,000 … Continue reading »

Burnout Continues on Whiskey Complex

DAYS CREEK, Ore. – Firefighters at the Whiskey Complex are continuing burnout operations as a period of dry, windier weather approaches. Command post officials say warmer, drier weather is expected to come in Sunday. Crews are focusing on the eastern flank of the Whiskey Fire, doing controlled burnouts before the vegetation becomes too dry and … Continue reading »

Whiskey Complex Crews Enter Final Lap

NEAR TILLER, Ore. – The Whiskey Complex is nearing containment after burning about 12,000 acres. But officials say they have a big fight ahead of them in the next couple of days, and some stubborn conditions to contend with. Come Sunday, the weather is expected to become dry and windier. Officials say the challenge for … Continue reading »

Update on Regional Forest Fires: 8-3-13

Here is updated information on the forest fires currently burning in Southern Oregon. This information is provided by the SWOR Joint Information Center. The following is consolidated information for each of the major fires burning in Douglas and Josephine Counties: Total Fires: 5 Total Acres: 47,843 BIG WINDY COMPLEX Location: 25 miles NW of Grants … Continue reading »