MEDFORD, Ore. —Southern Oregon Congressman Cliff Bentz was in the Rogue Valley Thursday. He visited Medford’s Air Tanker Base. He was joined by Jackson County Commissioners and Medford State Representative Kim Wallan. ODF and the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. —Despite near-record heat, ODF used live-fire on Thursday, to get firefighters some active fire training, with the real thing. Firefighters not rushing to extinguish this fire, they started it themselves. 8 rookie ODF firefighters participated in the ...

ROGUE VALLEY, Ore — Firefighters across much of Jackson county are closely monitoring potential smoke and fires after Tuesday’s lightning storm. Oregon Department of Forestry and Jackson County Fire District Three responded to multiple reports of smoke and fires Tuesday ...

MERLIN, Ore —  Grayback Forestry which has locations in White City and Merlin, is looking to secure its team for this upcoming fire season. During the summer months, Grayback crews spend time battling fires in Oregon and across the country. ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– “We just need people to be really vigilant and really aware,” said Natalie Weber, spokesperson for the Oregon Department of Forestry. The last week of October is known for being scary, but ODF said there’s another reason to ...

 CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — When it comes to fighting fires like Almeda and the many others that sparked just one week ago, the conditions can have firefighters switching up their tactics by the minute. “It’s like taking a hairdryer and ...

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The Slater Fire that started in Siskiyou County, California is threatening the Illinois Valley. It’s now burned approximately 122,000 acres. Heavy smoke and cooler temperatures slowed down fire activity recently, allowing crews to get more progress. ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Crews still trying to get a hold of the South Obenchain fire. It’s burned nearly 30,000 acres in the upper Rogue area since Tuesday afternoon. High winds pushed the fire a few miles from Shady Cove ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Firefighters put out a shed fire out in Central Point Wednesday due to welding equipment. A neighbor told NBC5 she looked out her window and saw high flames come from across the street. She called 911, ...

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — The safety of fire crews has an added layer this wildfire season with COVID-19 risks both in the field and in camps. The Ben Young Fire in Lake County has crews from the U.S. Forest Service, ...

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