Articles tagged with: wildfires

21 May 2015

Govnernor Brown reminds Oregonians of fire safety for Memorial Day weekend

Posted in Local

Ore. --- With Memorial Day weekend approaching, many have plans for camping and other outdoor activities, but Oregon Governor Kate Brown is asking for everyone to use basic fire safety.Governor Brow ...

20 April 2015

Smoke in Rogue Valley originates from wildfires burning over 5,000 miles away

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- Not only have we seen above normal temperatures over the past couple of days but a haze has also been covering the Rogue Valley. The National Weather Service says that haze is actu ...

17 April 2015

Oregon continues paying for wildfire insurance, at much bigger rates

Posted in Local, Regional

Ore. --- Wildfire season is just around the corner and although it will come at a much higher premium, the state will continue to pay for wildfire insurance.The Oregon Department of Forestry confirm ...

10 April 2015

Fire teams strategize for upcoming widlfire season

Posted in Local

Central Point, Ore. --- It may only be April but threat of wildfire season is quickly approaching.Several agencies including the Oregon Department of Forestry, the U.S. Forest Service, and BLM gathe ...

20 March 2015

ODF officials monitoring conditions in preparation of fire season

Posted in Local

Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Continued dry conditions have Oregon Forestry officials bracing for, what could be, a bad fire season. The Oregon Department of Forestry has been monitoring conditions closel ...

29 August 2014

Limited public access along Lost Creek Lake

Posted in Local

Ore. --- Due to fire suppression activity for the fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness area, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office says parts of Lost Creek Lake will have limited access for public ...

29 August 2014

Fire Retardant usage nearly triples

Posted in Local, U.S. & World News

The average amount of fire retardant used during the past ten years has nearly tripled for the 2014 wildfire season.The average jumped from 235,000 gallows of fire retardant to more than 800,000 in ...

19 August 2014

Crews respond to new lightning sparked fires

Posted in Local, Weather

Rogue River, Ore. -- The largest fire is burning about eight miles south of the city of Rogue River on "Old Blue Mountain" near Foots Creek. It was estimated at 40 acres around 10pm Monday. The Or ...

13 August 2014

Have you signed up for Jackson County Citizen Alert?

Posted in Local

Jackson County, Ore. --- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says they've discovered that during the Gulch and Rogue River drive fires, people aren't getting the emergency alerts they need to be get ...

12 August 2014

Governor declares conflagration for Rogue River Dr. fire

Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted in Local

Update (8/14 12:30pm) The Jackson County Sheriff's Office have announced that ALL evacuation orders for the Rogue River Drive Fire, near Shady Cove have been removed. Portions of Rogue River Drive ...