Articles tagged with: Oregon Department of Forestry

06 October 2014

ODF warn hunters to take precautions in fire-prone areas

Posted in Local, Regional

Ore. --- Fire season has not come to a close with the arrival of fall.According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, this time of year is still very fire-prone and with hunting season underway ODF ...

24 September 2014

ODF lowers fire danger level

Posted in Local

Ore. --- The Oregon Department of Forestry is lowering the fire danger level from extreme to high on ODF protected lands in both Jackson and Josephine counties as a result of the rain.ODF officials ...

28 July 2014

Wildfire sparks in hills near Central Point

Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted in Local

Central Point, Ore. -- A wildfire in the hills above Central Point has Oregon Department of Forestry crews in overdrive this morning. Helicopter after helicopter drops water on a fire in the hills a ...

26 July 2014

Last years wildfires put certain areas at risk

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- It was one year ago from Saturday that lightning storms caused nearly 95-thousand acres to burn and create one of the most historic fire seasons in southwest Oregon. The most notabl ...

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 ...

18 July 2014

Fire danger jumps to extreme in Southwest Oregon

Posted in Local, Regional

Southwest Ore. -- A long period of temperatures hovering around 100 degrees has cooked southwest Oregon vegetation into a tinder-dry condition. The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon ...

05 June 2014

Trail family displaced after evening fire

Posted in Local

Trail, Ore. -- A Trail family will have to find another place to stay after their manufactured home caught fire around 6:20pm Thursday evening. Prospect Fire, Jackson County Fire District 3, and th ...

02 June 2014

Fire season begins today in three Southern Oregon counties

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- Fire season begins in three counties across Southern Oregon today. Those counties include Jackson, Josephine and Klamath. With the start of fire season, backyard burning and debris ...

30 May 2014

Fire season starts June 2nd

Posted in Local, Weather

Medford, Ore. -- It's that time of year again. The sun's out, it's getting hot and that means fire season is here and it starts on Monday. Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry says we ...

13 May 2014

ODF working 12-acre fire between Prospect and Butte Falls

Posted in Local

Near Prospect, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Forestry was on scene Tuesday of a wildfire between Prospect and Butte Falls. The Carney Flat fire has burned 12 acres of timber and fuels since it ...