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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 …

NWS & ODF partnering for fire season

Medford, Ore. —  In Wednesday’s Fire Danger Red report, a storm is making its way through the region and it’s bringing the potential for fires. The storm began passing through the Rogue Valley this afternoon. With thunderstorms, comes the potential for lightning. Which …

Neighborhoods decimated by California fires

(NBC News) – Fire officials say there’s no end in sight in the battle against a string of deadly wildfires burning across Northern California. At least 31 people have been killed by the fires since Monday. Hundreds more are still unaccounted for. …

Dozens missing in California wildfires

Sacramento, Calif. (NBC News) – At least 13 people are dead and more remain missing after several rapidly spreading wildfires swept through Northern California Monday. More than a dozen fires were reported across eight counties, where thousands were evacuated from their homes. …

ODF prepares for possible lightning-sparked fires

Central Point, Ore. –Southern Oregon could be in for thunder and lightning on Friday evening, following devastating storms last week. The Oregon Department of Forestry says it’s wet enough that lightning probably won’t start forest fires, but that doesn’t mean crews aren’t …