Rain Helping Rogue River Drive Firefight

SHADY COVE, Ore. – Firefighters said Wednesday’s rainfall was a significant help in their continuing efforts to bring the Rogue River Drive Fire under control, but they said there is still more work to do. The fire has burned 600 acres and is 10 percent contained, according to Public Information Officer Don Hickman. The fire … Continue reading »

Wildfire Road Closures and Evacuations

The wildfires burning in Southern Oregon and Northern California has prompted road closures and evacuations. Highway 97 south of Klamath Falls has been closed to wildfire burning south of Oregon-California border along US 97. Oregon department of transportation advises motorists to use I-5. There is a detour at OR (W) 140 in Klamath Falls. Siskiyou County: … Continue reading »

Gulch Fire Impacts Community

GREENSPRINGS, Ore. – Crews battling the Oregon Gulch Fire have kept close contact with people living and working along Highway 66, to keep them safe and calm concerns. When the fire was first reported Thursday night, fire crews quickly got in contact with the Box R Ranch, which was hosting a children’s camping trip by … Continue reading »

Crews Battling Reeves Creek Fire

SELMA, Ore. – Crews continued to battle a large wildfire burning near Lake Selmac on Tuesday, but told homeowners to be ready to leave if the situation gets worse. The Reeves Creek Fire was first reported Monday night, and has burned about 230 acres in an area near Reeves Creek Road and Highway 199. No … Continue reading »

Balancing Drought and Wildfire Risk

ASHLAND, Ore. — Homeowners will have to balance the risks of wildfire with the need to conserve water this summer, as the region goes through a drought. Local fire agencies said people can take steps to reduce water use and still prevent grass from drying out. Ashland Fire recommends homeowners water the areas within 10 … Continue reading »

May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month

MEDFORD, Ore. – May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month and Oregon fire officials are spreading awareness about wildfire prevention. One major way people can stay safe during wildfire season is reducing their home’s vulnerability to wildfires. “Creating defensible space around your home is the single most important thing you can do to help save your … Continue reading »