SWO Fire

Wildfire Update | April 29, 2020

Fire season in southwest Oregon starts May 1

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District will start fire season on Friday, May 1, at 12:01 a.m. The fire danger level will be Low (green) and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will be 1 (one). Open burning on all lands protected by ODF in Jackson and Josephine counties will be […]

Wildfire Update | October 21, 2019

Fry Peak Fire 10/21/19 PM Update

Firefighters with the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District are actively mopping up the Fry Peak Fire, located on private land approximately 14 miles north of Rogue River. The fire was initially reported Sunday night just before 7:30 p.m. An engine was dispatched to the area above May Creek road, where firefighters were able […]

Wildfire Update | September 30, 2019

Fire Season Ends October 1, 2019, but Fire Prevention Continues

After 122 days, the 2019 fire season will end on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county, city, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties. Recent rains and consistent cooler temperatures […]

Wildfire Update | September 6, 2019

ODF Crews Continue to Extinguish Lightning-Caused Fires

Multiple new fire starts have been discovered following a thunderstorm that passed over the Rogue Valley early Thursday morning. In Jackson County, crews have been dispatched to 27 reports of lightning-caused fires, and 19 in Josephine County. Of the 46 total, 26 are extinguished, and crews are responding to three and actively mopping up six. […]