FireSeason2018

Klondike Fire continues to smolder

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A fire that covered over 175,000 acres in Josephine and Curry Counties is still smoldering. The Klondike Fire started on July 15. Now, over three months later, 224 fire personnel are continuing to put out slow-burning heavy fuels …

Smoke season not over yet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire season is starting to wind down but that doesn’t mean we won’t see more smoke in some areas. As we transition into fall with cooler temperatures and high humidity levels, officials say it’s the time to start prescribed …

Fire danger “low” on ODF-protected lands

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Effective immediately, the fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in southwestern Oregon is now “low.” The change from “moderate” comes amid cooler temperatures, rainfall and a change in overnight humidity levels. The …

Klondike Fire update

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. – The western portion of the Klondike Fire continues to prompt evacuation notices in Curry County. The U.S. Forest Service said the fire started after over 1,000 lightning strikes pummeled the area on July 15. Since then, the fire …

Stukel Fire 90% contained

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. –The Stukel Fire is now 90% contained at 518 acres. The wildfire started Sunday on Stukel Mountain, about four miles southwest of Olene. At the time, it was estimated that about 15 to 20 homes could be threatened by …