Oregon Department of Forestry

Fire season still in effect for JaCo, JoCo

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Despite a wet September in the Rogue Valley, Jackson and Josephine Counties are still in fire season. The Oregon Department of Forestry said the rain and cooler temperatures are still not consistent enough to make the call to …

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 …