Oregon Department of Forestry

Fire may have been sparked by vehicle

WOLF CREEK, Ore — One lane of I-5 shutdown Friday evening due to a wildfire. Eight different agencies and two helicopters battled a fire at Wolf Creek. Oregon Department of Forestry said the cause of this fire was likely a small piece …

Lake, Klamath Counties to declare fire season

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Monday, June 10th will mark the start of fire season in Klamath and Lake Counties. The fire season declaration was sparked by drying fuels, and warmer conditions. “Going into the first of next week, rapid warm-up.”  Explains Randall …

Detecting wildfires early with technology

 CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry hasn’t declared fire season yet in Jackson and Josephine County, but with June fast approaching it may be just days away. Whether it’s testing gear or the technology at its disposal, ODF has …

New fire breaks out in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.— A new fire in a rural part of Jackson County broke out around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon. The Neil Rock fire is in Sams Valley near Ramsey Canyon. Oregon Department of Forestry officials say they first noticed smoke from the …

Medco B Fire reaches 92 percent containment

BUTTE FALLS, Ore.– New containment levels were reached on Tuesday for the Medco B Fire between Butte Falls and Prospect. Oregon Department of Forestry says that the fire is now 92 percent contained and remains at 345 acres. On its Facebook page, …

Medco B Fire 90% contained

BUTTE FALLS, Ore. – **UPDATE 5/6/19 9:00 AM** – A wildfire that sparked Saturday afternoon in Jackson County is now 90% contained. The Medco B Fire is burning about 10 miles north-northeast of Butte Falls. As of Monday morning, it is just …

Debris burn sparks 20 acre Chalet Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore. – It may be mid-January, but that didn’t stop a wildfire from burning on a hillside south of Klamath Falls on Monday. The ‘Chalet Fire’ broke out shortly before 2 Monday afternoon just off of Chalet Drive on Stukel …