rogue river-siskiyou national forest

Gopher Fire grows to 300 acres overnight

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. — Crews in the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest are still working to get fire lines around the Gopher Fire. That fire is burning in the 2008 Middle Fork Fire scar in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. The …

Gopher Fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. – A fire burning in the Sky Lakes wilderness south of Crater Lake has grown to an estimated 200 acres. Recent lightning strikes caused five small fires about 13 miles east of Prospect. Those fires combined and …

Rain and extra support hold off lightning-caused fires

MEDFORD, Ore.– Forest agencies are breathing a collective sigh of relief this weekend as storms passed through southern Oregon without causing any major fires. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Service says that lightning did cause several fires. However, things were a little …

Fire season starts off slow in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore – It is late July and the skies are still clear of smoke. This time last year firefighters were battling hundreds of fires in Southern Oregon that burned thousands of acres. The Oregon Department of Forestry and the Rogue River Siskiyou …