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ODF: 200 lightning strikes in region

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon got some much needed rain in the valley over the weekend, but it brought lightning with it. The Oregon Department of Forestry says there were over 200 lightning strikes in southwest Oregon. ODF said that there was …

Fire crews prep for weekend lightning

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — This weekend’s increased risk of lightning storms has the Oregon Department of Forestry on high alert. The agency’s Southwest Oregon District said its staff is on board and their mountaintop detection cameras are up and running. ODF said …

No fires from weekend lightning

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Rogue Valley got some much needed rain over the weekend, but it brought with it some lightning to the area. The Southwest District of the Oregon Department of Forestry says it saw about 24 lightning strikes hit Jackson …

Fire season starts in Southwest Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – May 1 marks the start of fire season in Southwest Oregon. It comes a month earlier than previous seasons. Due to the previous dry months, firefighters say it could be a busy season. However, like everything else, coronavirus is …

Crews working to put out Rogue River fire

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry says the fire burned roughly 20 acres near Shangrila Lane close to East Evans Creek Road Tuesday afternoon. Along with crews on the ground, 3 helicopters worked to put out flames. “Once night …

Fire danger is rising ODF warns

MEDFORD, Ore.– Fire danger is rising in southern Oregon as warm and dry weather continues. Oregon Department of Forestry says it already responded to several human-caused fires from runaway burn piles. “People should just be prepared that this fire season has the …

Transient camp fires a problem, even in winter

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Debris and burnt wood is all that’s left after firefighters extinguished a fire at a transient camp Tuesday in Josephine County near the intersection of Highland Ave. and Donaldson Rd. Multiple firefighting agencies in Josephine County jumped into action, …