Oregon Department of Forestry

Lightning storms strike Klamath, Lake counties

A powerful storm peppered the Klamath Basin with lightning Monday night, sparking fires and knocking out power to thousands. The storm rocked Klamath Falls shortly after sundown. “We’re going to be extremely busy today,”said Randall Baley of the Oregon Department of Forestry. …

Crews tackle Klamath County wildfire

Klamath County, Ore. – Quick action from crews prevents a wildfire from growing out of control. It broke out this afternoon about 15 miles southeast of Klamath Falls. It shut down Harpold Road for several hours. Multiple crews, including ODF and local …

Contract crews offer extra firefighter help

Central Point, Ore. – Crews take small fires seriously because they never know when a small fire could turn into something bigger. If that happens, agreements with other agencies ensure there are enough people to keep you safe. The Oregon Department of …

Wildfire prevention poster contest

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Second and fourth graders in Lake and Klamath Counties are helping to prevent wildfires through a special contest, with an artistic approach at fire prevention. This is the 22nd year the Oregon Department of Forestry has sponsored the …

Klamath Falls media fire training

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Wildland fire fighters aren’t the only ones preparing for a busy fire season – as training steps are also being taken by the media to report on those fires. Getting video of major wildfires isn’t without risk, and …
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