fire season

ODF looks to staff up for fire season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —With fire season fast approaching, the Oregon Department of Forestry is looking to staff up. ODF Southwest Oregon District is already conducting interviews, it hopes to be fully staffed by mid-June. Positions are open for a combined 100 forest officers, …

South Obenchain Fire destroyed over 30 homes

UPPER ROGUE AREA — Over 30 homes were destroyed in the South Obenchain Fire, according to ODF. The agency says 33 homes and 56 minor structures were lost. Minor structures are considered barns, shops and sheds. A majority of the destroyed homes …