wildfire season

250-acre fire reported near Hugo

HUGO, Ore. (Update 10:30 a.m. 09-03-18) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown has officially declared the Hugo Road Fire a “conflagration.” This will allow state resources to respond to the wildfire burning in Josephine County. According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, the …

Gov. Kate Brown declares statewide wildfire emergency

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued a statewide wildfire emergency, meaning the Oregon National Guard has been activated to assist firefighters across the state. The governor’s declaration allows the Oregon Department of Forestry to take advantage of resources from …

NWS & ODF partnering for fire season

Medford, Ore. —  In Wednesday’s Fire Danger Red report, a storm is making its way through the region and it’s bringing the potential for fires. The storm began passing through the Rogue Valley this afternoon. With thunderstorms, comes the potential for lightning. Which …

New fire burning near Chetco Bar Fire

West Fork Indigo Creek, Ore. — A new fire is burning near the Chetco Bar Fire. According to the US Forest Service, the Indigo Fire started up Monday, and is approximately 134 acres in size. USFS said the Indigo Fire is burning …