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Gopher Fire grows to 300 acres overnight

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. — Crews in the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest are still working to get fire lines around the Gopher Fire. That fire is burning in the 2008 Middle Fork Fire scar in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. The …

Bray Mill Fire burning in Klamath County

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — The Bray Mill Fire is burning approximately 4 miles northeast of Chiloquin, on the Chiloquin Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service – Fremont-Winema National Forest. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the fire was first reported around 3 p.m. Wednesday …

Fire leaders reflect on this year’s fire season

Medford, Ore.- The U.S. Forest Service is sharing what it learned during this summer’s rough fire season. This year, more than 252,000 acres were burned in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest area. “Thousands were evacuated from their homes for weeks on end,” …

USFS hiring seasonal workers

PORTLAND, Ore. – Winter is coming, and that means it’s hiring season for the U.S. Forest Service. The agency just announced they’re looking to fill over 1,000 summer jobs in Oregon and Washington. Open positions are in multiple fields including firefighter, recreation, …