Winds Fuel Wildfire Near Cannon Beach

CANNON BEACH, Ore. — Even with the colder weather, wildfires are still starting in Oregon. 70 mile per hour winds fueled the flames of a wildfire burning near Cannon Beach. Investigators say it is unclear what caused the fire, but hope to have it mopped up soon. Portland resources reported crews from Tillamook and forest … Continue reading »

“Firewise” Spreads After Oak Knoll Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. — On August 24th 2010, a fire devastated the Oak Knoll neighborhood, and in the end eleven homes were lost. In the time since, homes have been rebuilt and the community is now more prepared. What began as a grass fire on one side of I-5 near exit 14 in Ashland turned into … Continue reading »

Structure Fire in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Wednesday morning, Medford Fire and Oregon Department of Forestry crews responded to a fire inside a vacant building which then began to spread into a field of dry grass. An off duty firefighter called in just before 11:30 a.m. and reported the thick smoke and flames just off of Kings Highway. When … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Work to Contain Bryant Fire

BONANZA, Ore. — The Bryant Fire 20 miles east of Klamath Falls is continuing to grow as crews work on putting a containment line in place. Fire officials said they are utilizing air tankers and ground crews to keep the fire from spreading. An overnight infrared flight revealed the fire had grown another 450 acres … Continue reading »

Big Windy Evaluation Report

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — An environmental group is doing their own evaluation on the Big Windy fire. The fire burnt nearly 29,000 acres along Bear Creek Road and the Rogue River last summer.  The report includes information about the fire effects and fire behavior as well as an examination on the environmental impacts to the … Continue reading »

Officials Prepare Early for Fire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. — Recent rains have not been enough to pull Southern Oregon out of a severe drought situation and now fire crews are getting ready for what they fear will be an intense wildfire season. Several fire agencies in the area are prepping for fire season two to four weeks early this year. Hiring has … Continue reading »

Rehabilitation Begins at Whiskey Complex

TILLER, Ore. — A Type 3 Incident Management team remains in place at the Whiskey Complex.  Crews are now working on rehabilitating the land they destroyed to make fire lines and road access. Three excavating crews, two wood chippers, and a road grader are at the Whiskey Complex.  Fire officials said they are covering the … Continue reading »

Reinforcements Head to Douglas Complex

GLENDALE, Ore. — For the third straight day, fire crews are hard at work battling the Douglas Complex fire approximately seven miles north of Glendale. Two-thousand firefighters from Oregon and Washington are expected to be on scene by Sunday night.    According to fire officials, the Douglas Complex fire is the largest complex burning this … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Fight Wolf Creek Fire

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — Wildfires continue to spread near Grants Pass and surrounding areas.  The Wolf Creek fire started as a 20 acre fire, and was up to 40 acres mid-day Saturday. Unlike human caused fires, dry lightning fires are usually in remote areas, and difficult for fire crews to access.  Fire crews must use … Continue reading »

Crews Mop Up Pacifica Fire

WILLIAMS, Ore. –Today fire crews are mopping up the remains of the Pacifica fire.  Fire officials say the clean-up process could take weeks to complete. The fire broke out Friday evening and burned more than 500 acres.  Currently, officials say the fire is contained and 80 percent of the area has been mopped up. Fire … Continue reading »