Oregon Department of Forestry

Local fire danger levels drop to ‘moderate’

Medford, Or.- The recent change in temperatures has been a welcome relief for firefighters. “This is the start of us ramping back down,” Melissa Cano, public information officer for Oregon Department of Forestry said. The call to change fire levels to “moderate” …

Fire agencies getting stretched thin

Central Point, Ore. — Fire agencies throughout the Pacific Northwest are stretched thin. Right now, Oregon Department of Forestry doesn’t have any fires burning. That means they are fully staffed and ready for an initial attack should anything spark, but finding relief, or back-up, …

Lightning continues to spark multiple fires

Jackson County, Ore. — Many of the fires currently burning around the region are believed to be caused by lightning. The Oregon Department of Forestry said it estimates more than 40 lightning-caused fires in the past week and it anticipates through the season. …

Clovis Fire blackens 5 acres near Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Several powerful storm cells passed over the Klamath Basin Thursday night, pounding the area with lightning. The Clovis Fire burned five acres in the Pine Grove area around 7:30 that evening. Roger Vercruysse lives near the burned area. …

Flounce Fire is spreading fast

UPDATE (12:02 a.m.): The Oregon Department of Forestry says the Flounce Fire has grown to 600 acres. —— Jackson County, Ore.- The fire started after a lightning strike. But it didn’t start as just one fire, there were two. And because of the remote …
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