fire season

Fire crews prep for weekend lightning

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — This weekend’s increased risk of lightning storms has the Oregon Department of Forestry on high alert. The agency’s Southwest Oregon District said its staff is on board and their mountaintop detection cameras are up and running. ODF said …

No fires from weekend lightning

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Rogue Valley got some much needed rain over the weekend, but it brought with it some lightning to the area. The Southwest District of the Oregon Department of Forestry says it saw about 24 lightning strikes hit Jackson …

Two fires start along Bear Creek Greenway

MEDFORD, Ore. – There were no reported injuries after two back-to-back fires along the Bear Creek Greenway in Medford. According to firefighters, the first fire happened Tuesday afternoon on the greenway behind the mall. They were able to knock down the flames …

Fire season starts in Southwest Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – May 1 marks the start of fire season in Southwest Oregon. It comes a month earlier than previous seasons. Due to the previous dry months, firefighters say it could be a busy season. However, like everything else, coronavirus is …

Preparing for fire season: defensible space

MERLIN, Ore. – With fire season around the corner, fire departments are encouraging local residents to use their time at home wisely by setting up defensible space around the house. Rich Holloway has been a firefighter for 15 years. Currently, he is …