wildfire

Evacuation drill takes place in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore — To get prepared for fire season, an Ashland neighborhood practiced an evacuation in case of an emergency. Letters were sent out earlier this week and over 60 residents agreed to participate. “People need to be ready to evacuate at …

BLM hosts fire “fuel break” meeting

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a plan which would create a system of fuel breaks throughout western states to help control wildfires. The proposal would place some 11,000 miles of fuel breaks within a 220 million-acre area …

Line established around Days Coffee Fire

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Crews are getting a hand on a wildfire burning northwest of Tiller. The Douglas Forest Protective Association said on Wednesday afternoon, numerous lightning strikes occurred across their district. Six fires were detected along the route of the storm. …

Sen. Wyden’s work on wildfire legislation

WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Ron Wyden says he has been working to help fix some of the struggles Southern Oregon knows all too well. In the last year, he says he’s focused on wildfire prevention. “The prevention has gotten short shrift,” Sen. …