fire season

Fire season is not over yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — With all the rain in the forecast lately and cooler temperatures, the end of fire season is fast-approaching. But we’re not in the clear just yet. Oregon Department of Forestry says there are hotter temperatures coming up this week, …

Smoke clearing out of the Rogue Valley

Medford, Ore. – Smoke in the region seemed to be clearing up, but now the concern is that the smoke will once again flood the valley. The National Weather Service said that despite the new Delta Fire in Northern California, we shouldn’t …

Fire zone city ordinance on hold

Ashland, Ore. – Ashland city council put a new ordinance on hold that would classify all of the city as a fire zone. If approved it aims to reduce wildfire risk in the city. The ordinance would require any new homes or …

250-acre fire reported near Hugo

HUGO, Ore. (Update 10:30 a.m. 09-03-18) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown has officially declared the Hugo Road Fire a “conflagration.” This will allow state resources to respond to the wildfire burning in Josephine County. According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, the …

Ramsey Canyon Fire near full containment

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Nine days after it sparked, the Ramsey Canyon Fire is now 95 percent contained. Fire crews are currently in mop-up mode meaning they’re looking for hot spots and digging them up. The cause of the fire is still …

Klondike Fire edging towards communities

JOSEPHINE & CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — The Klondike Fire continues to grow. The East side of the fire is no longer threatening communities like Wilderville, Wonder, and Selma. It’s the West side that’s now the top priority as flames are edging closer to …

Smoke impacting local businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — With all the wildfires this summer in Southern Oregon, many businesses across the Rogue Valley are taking a hit. It’s especially difficult for the industries that rely on summer tourism to turn a profit. “I saw the lighting and …