FireSeason2020

Fire danger on ODF-protected land decreases

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Incoming weather is prompting the Oregon Department of Forestry to reduce the fire danger level on land it protects in southwest Oregon. ODF said a combination of increased humidity, lower temperatures, and the possibility of rain will allow …

Smoke may still rise from South Obenchain Fire

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Smoke could still rise from the interior of the South Obenchain Fire even though it’s considered completely contained. The wildfire started near Eagle Point on September 8. It triggered evacuations in the area as it grew in the …

Rogue Valley wineries raise money for fire victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two dozen Rogue Valley wineries joined together to raise money for people affected by this year’s devastating fires. Local vintners announced Wednesday they’re joining together to launch a relief program called “Rogue Valley Wine Country Cares.” “These devastating fires …

California wildfire dubbed a ‘gigafire’

MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (CNN) — The August Complex Fire is now the largest in California’s history and has earned the special designation of a “gigafire.” Wildfires have become so extreme that experts have had to coin new terms to describe them. …

FEMA on how to replace lost documents

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Thousands of Oregonians lost their homes this past fire season. Many of those homes held essential documents that can be hard to replace. The Federal Emergency Management Administration and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management acknowledge your life’s …

Indoor shelter at the Expo shutting down

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – The Red Cross is ramping down indoor sheltering operations at the Jackson County Expo. Emergency shelters were opened at the Expo in Central Point and at Phoenix Elementary School after the Almeda and South Obenchain Fires caused evacuations …