Milepost 97 Fire

MP97 Fire nears end, aftermath work begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you have an area that’s been hit by a wildfire, heavy rainfall is no longer it’s best friend—it’s actually its worst enemy. Southern Oregon’s largest fire thus far this summer, the Milepost 97 Fire, is 95 percent contained. While …

Milepost 97 Fire 25% contained

CANYONVILLE, Ore. – Crews are able to contain 25% of the Milepost 97 Fire burning along Interstate 5 in Douglas County. The Milepost 97 Fire was believed to have been started by an illegal campfire on the evening of July 24. It …

Weather brings relief to MP97 Fire crews

Update, 10:57 p.m. – Monday evening, crews gained ground on the Milepost 97 Fire achieving 15% containment. They said 9 firefighters have been injured. Some 586 structures remained threatened. Going into the evening, evacuations level remained the same. More than 1,300 personnel …