Oregon Department of Forestry

ODF: 200 lightning strikes in region

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon got some much needed rain in the valley over the weekend, but it brought lightning with it. The Oregon Department of Forestry says there were over 200 lightning strikes in southwest Oregon. ODF said that there was …

Crews working to put out Rogue River fire

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry says the fire burned roughly 20 acres near Shangrila Lane close to East Evans Creek Road Tuesday afternoon. Along with crews on the ground, 3 helicopters worked to put out flames. “Once night …

Fire season could come early this year

MEDFORD, Ore.— Many people are enjoying the dry conditions and warm temperatures but it could be problematic when it comes to fire season. According to Brian Ballou, PIO for Oregon Department of Forestry, they’re looking at the possibility of an early fire …

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 …