Fremont-Winema National Forest

Bear Flat Fire near Keno burns 50 acres

KENO, Ore. — The Bear Flat Fire near Keno continues to burn in the Klamath River Canyon. The Fire Information Officer for the Southern Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership, Tamara Schmidt, says the fire is estimated to have burned 50 acres so …

Extreme fire danger in Lake, Klamath counties

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath and Lake counties will be going into ‘extreme’ fire danger starting Friday. “Our fuel conditions are right on track.”  Notes Randall Baley of the Oregon Department of Forestry.  “We’re at extreme level now from our fine fuels …

Gopher Fire update: 352 acres, 15% contained

PROSPECT, Ore. – The Gopher Fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness is now 15% contained. On September 5, lightning strikes sparked five small fires about 11 miles east of Prospect in the perimeter of 2008’s Middle Fork Fire. Those five fires …

Prescribed burn

Klamath County, Ore. – A prescribed burn is now underway on more than 300 acres of forest between Medford and Klamath Falls. Crews began setting fires Tuesday morning in an area about 23 miles west of Klamath Falls. “We are located between …

Klamath Falls media fire training

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Wildland fire fighters aren’t the only ones preparing for a busy fire season – as training steps are also being taken by the media to report on those fires. Getting video of major wildfires isn’t without risk, and …

Klamath Falls media fire season training

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Fire crews aren’t the only ones gearing up and getting ready for fire season. Tamara Schmidt of the Fremont-Winema National Forest notes that getting video from the edge of a wildfire isn’t without risk… “It could actually be …