Klondike Fire

Fire season starts off slow in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore – It is late July and the skies are still clear of smoke. This time last year firefighters were battling hundreds of fires in Southern Oregon that burned thousands of acres. The Oregon Department of Forestry and the Rogue River Siskiyou …

The July 15th lightning fires, one year later

MEDFORD, Ore. — One year after thousands of lightning strikes sparked hundreds of fires, the impact is still being felt today. The fires kicked off the worst of southern Oregon and northern California’s 2018 fire season.”It was a challenging day for everyone,” …

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 …

Klondike Fire prompts new evacuation notices

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – The Klondike Fire continues to grow, prompting new evacuation warnings for some communities in southwestern Oregon. The fire started along with many others when a thunderstorm rolled through the area on July 15. Since then, it’s grown to …