Articles tagged with: fire season

21 July 2014

ODF fire lookouts watch for lightning and thunderstorms

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local, Weather

Soda Mountain, Ore. -- The threat for thunderstorms has fire crews across Southern Oregon relying on lookouts in remote areas. They're perched in higher elevations to report any lightning-caused fir ...

21 July 2014

Buzzard Complex Fire

Posted in Regional, Weather

Central Ore. -- The largest wildfire burning in Oregon right now has scorched more than 395,000 acres. The Buzzard Complex is burning about 45 miles northeast of Burns, in Central Oregon. According ...

21 July 2014

Drone flies over Washington wildfire

Posted in Regional

Pateros, Wash. -- Nearly two dozen wildfires have destroyed homes and burned nearly a million acres across the Pacific Northwest. This video from a remote-controlled aerial vehicle shows the damage ...

25 June 2014

UPDATE: Crews mopping up following 3rd alarm fire

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- A 3rd alarm fire broke out early Wednesday morning in downtown Medford in the area of West Fifth Street and North Fir Street. Medford, Ore. -- A 3rd alarm fire broke ...

23 June 2014

Fire agencies cracking down on fireworks safety

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore.--  The Discount Fireworks tent is loaded with Fourth of July, a sign of the season. "I came to get 'Piccolo Petes' or' Screamers' actually. I like the way that they sound," said Juan ...

23 June 2014

First day of firework sales brings safety concerns

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local

White City, Ore. -- Monday marked the first day to buy fireworks. And with bone dry conditions across the area firefighters in Jackson County want to remind people to stay safe while celebrating. Ji ...

23 June 2014

Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest fire dangers raised to high

Posted in Local, Regional

Medford, Ore. -- Fire dangers move to high for the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest and restrictions for the public are start Monday. The high rating indicates that grasses will ignite readily, ...

22 June 2014

Crews get a handle on Bryant Fire

Posted in Local

Update (6/23 9:25 a.m.): The Bryant fire has burned 1,361 acres and is 45% contained. The cause is still under investigation. Bonanza, Ore. -- The Bryant fire, which as of Sunday morning burned 1, ...

07 June 2014

Fire season begins Wednesday in Douglas County

Posted in Local

Roseburg, Ore. --Fire season will officially begin in Douglas County on Wednesday, June 11. The Douglas County Fire Protective Association made the announcement Saturday morning. Starting Wednesday ...

02 June 2014

Ashland Fire and Rescue asking residents to take action

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local

Ashland, Ore. -- Monday kicked off fire season, and Ashland Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal, Margueritte Hickman, said they're as prepared as they can be. But in a town where wildlife and urban living ...