Articles tagged with: Oregon Department of Forestry

30 July 2015

Fire levels raise to extreme, firefighters take extra caution

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. --- Oregon Department of Forestry adjusted fire levels to extreme this week in anticipation of the heat.     Firefighters are taking special care, their job and the heat make for a ...

10 July 2015

Lightning sparks 10 small fires in Jackson and Josephine counties

Posted in Local

Ore. --- Lightning is being blamed for 10 small fires in Jackson and Josephine counties overnight.The Oregon Department of Forestry says the largest fires have only been about a quarter of an acre i ...

02 June 2015

Jackson County fire season to begin this Friday, June 5th.

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. --- Jackson County fire season starts on Friday, June 5th, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.That means no more burn piles, ditch burns, fireworks, or sky lanterns until t ...

05 May 2015

Oregon Department of Forestry warns about extreme fire season

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. --- Fire agencies are preparing for what could be the third consecutive extreme fire season. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced fire awareness month. They want to remind ...

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 ...

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 ...