Articles tagged with: Oregon Department of Forestry

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 ...

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 ...