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ODF prepares for possible lightning-sparked fires

Central Point, Ore. –Southern Oregon could be in for thunder and lightning on Friday evening, following devastating storms last week. The Oregon Department of Forestry says it’s wet enough that lightning probably won’t start forest fires, but that doesn’t mean crews aren’t …

Fire danger lowers to “high”

Medford, Ore. — Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will bring the fire danger level down to “high” on Thursday. The Oregon Department of Forestry says some fire restrictions are still in place in Jackson and Josephine counties. No debris burning, sky lanterns …

Fire burns closely to Trail home

Trail, Ore. — A family is relieved Wednesday night after the Rocky Road Fire came within less than a foot of their home in Trail. The Rocky Road Fire threatened 20 homes in Trail, and one of them was so close, a …

Grass fire sparks near Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Ore. – Oregon Department of Forestry and Applegate Valley Fire crews responded to a grass fire in the 2000 block of Sterling Creek Road south of Jacksonville around 2:15 Tuesday evening. Firefighters said an outbuilding was on fire when crews arrived. …

ODF shares interactive fire danger map

Jackson County, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry wants you to be aware of fire danger. If you’re heading into the woods to camp or hunt, ODF has provided an interactive warning map. The map shows you where fire levels are …

ODF seeking help to determine cause of Gold Canyon Fire

Update (09/01 3:30 p.m.) — According to ODF, the Gold Canyon Fire was caused by a discarded cigarette. ———————————————————- Selma, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry is seeking help to identify the person or people who may be responsible for starting …

Gold Canyon Fire burns near Selma

Update (08/31 3:40 p.m.) — According to ODF, the area around Wild Park Lane is being reduced to a Level One (Be Ready) evacuation level. Residents on Reeves Creek Road will remain at a level one until further notice. ——————————————- Selma, Ore.- Fire …
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