fire danger

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 …

ODF organizes 30-acre live burn training

Central Point, Ore. — If you saw smoke pluming near the Table Rocks Friday, it was all part of a controlled burn organized by Oregon Department of Forestry. Around 50 firefighters worked orking away at burning more than 30 acres of land. It’s …

Officials ban campfires in Oregon State Parks

Salem, Ore. – Effective August 16, campfires with open flames are prohibited in Oregon State parks and other properties managed or owned by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The restrictions include all Oregon beaches. According to Oregon Parks and Rec, charcoal …

Fire danger increases to high

Medford, Ore. – Fire danger levels in Jackson and Josephine Counties increased to “high” Friday. The Oregon Department of Forestry said the regulations affect nearly two million acres of lands protected by ODF’s Southwest Oregon District. The following regulations are in effect, …