FireSeason2021

22-acre wildfire burning west of Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – A new wildfire is currently burning in a remote area of the Wild Rivers Ranger District. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Josephine Fire was first reported Sunday in a “very inaccessible location” on Woodcock Mountain near …

Meadow Fire near Chiloquin 50% contained

CHILOQUIN, Ore. – A prescribed burn north of Upper Klamath Lake that turned into a wildfire is nearing containment. On Tuesday, May 4, the North 2 Prescribed Fire project was ignited five miles northwest of Chiloquin. The plan was to treat up …

Fire burning near Applegate Lake 100% lined

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — A small fire near Applegate Lake is completely lined. The Oregon Department of Forestry said the Bearwallow Ridge Fire was spotted by fire detection cameras on Thursday, April 22. The fire quickly grew as crews arrived to fight …

Ashland to receive $3 million wildfire grant

ASHLAND, Ore. — The City of Ashland is set to receive millions of dollars to help defend against wildfires. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will give Ashland $3 million to create defensible space for 1,100 homes and replace 23 wood-shake roofs with …

Klamath County’s Ponina Fire 75% contained

BEATTY, Ore. – A wildfire burning in Klamath County is now 75% contained. The U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday, the Ponina Fire burned an estimated 1,200 acres while evacuations were conducted five miles north of Beatty, Oregon. By Tuesday, crews were …