Oregon Department of Forestry

Firefighters prepare for lightning storm

JACKSON CO., Ore – With lightning in the forecast, firefighters are on high alert. This all happening just days after two lightning fires sparked in the Applegate Valley. Local fire departments are bringing in extra crews and equipment just in case. Several fires …

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 …

New interactive fire map

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – If you are heading out of town this summer, an interactive map can help you keep tabs on fire restrictions. The Oregon Department of Forestry has been revamped over the last few years to make it easier for …

ODF crew injured in Josephine County crash

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Three firefighters were injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon. The Oregon Department of Forestry said one of their crews was involved in a crash on Redwood Highway (Highway 101) near Hayes Hill in Josephine County. “Three of our …