Trail, Ore. — August is typically the busiest month for fire crews, and this year is no exception. 4 days in and agencies are already seeing an increase in calls. That means as the season continues to pick up, crews ...

Central Point, Ore.- Beginning at midnight the fire danger level will go up from high to extreme. Oregon Department of Forestry says the 2017 fire season started out as expected but there’s definitely room for that to change as what ...

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 ...

Merlin, Ore. — As fire season progresses, Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Forestry are taking advantage of a unique partnership. Over the years, the partnership has seen changes, but the goal is always the same – help each ...

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 ...

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 ...

Central Point, Ore. — Funds to fight fires are at risk. The proposed federal budget includes cuts to the U.S. Forest Service. The numbers vary; Depending on the source, if the federal budget goes through as proposed, the cuts to ...

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 ...

Jackson County, Ore.- A southern Oregon firefighter was recognized in Salem this week for his work keeping the public safe. Tyler Averyt is a wildland firefighter and the Firewise Coordinator for Josephine County, which means he and his team help ...

Medford, Ore. – People who own timber or grazing land may see a change in their property taxes for wildland fire protection. The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District provides wildfire protection to 1.8 million acres of land in ...

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