fire danger

Fire danger “low” on ODF-protected lands

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Effective immediately, the fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in southwestern Oregon is now “low.” The change from “moderate” comes amid cooler temperatures, rainfall and a change in overnight humidity levels. The …

Fires force late trains through Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — The train that runs between Weed and Eugene usually travels through Ashland during the day. Now, to reduce fire risk, the train will start running at night. The change is due to the fact that it’s a lot hotter …

ODF urges public awareness of fire danger

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry is urging community members to use extra caution when spending time outdoors. Monday, July 9 was a challenging day for ODF’s Southwest Oregon District and all of the fires that day have been …

2018 wildfire potential

BOISE, Id. – As temperatures continue to increase during summer months, so do the fire danger levels across southern Oregon and northern California. This trend is not unfamiliar to the Pacific Northwest. According to the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, both small and …