MEDFORD, Ore. --- With the potential for fires around the region – the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is doing what they can to track lightning caused fires.
The forest service says that no fires were found on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest on Sunday. One was found on the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The forest service says that they are continuing to monitor for potential flare ups.
They also have crews working in the air and on the ground to make for a quick response if a fire does start.
“You know, we coordinate with the national weather service and predictive services out of Portland on a daily basis communicating with them and when they see a small signal, like, Hey, there might be some kind of a weather event coming. Then we start paying extra close attention, having more regular communication with them. And then we start preparing, put a plan together,” said Fire & Aviation Staff Officer Eric Hensel.
The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is expected to move to extreme fire danger on Wednesday. This is due to the hot and dry weather that Southern Oregon has seen.