SWO Fire

News | June 3, 2021

East Antelope Fire Now 98% Mopped Up, Crews Monitoring For Hot Spots in Warm Weather

WHITE CITY, Ore. (June 3, 2021) – The East Antelope Fire, located along the 9600-block of E. Antelope Road outside of White City, is now 98% contained following continuous mop-up efforts by fire crews. Hot weather has increased holdover hot spots in the area, slowing up the mop-up process; the fire remains at 49 acres, […]

News | June 2, 2021

Due to High Temperatures and Dry Fuels, Fire Danger Level Increasing to Moderate on Friday

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (June 2, 2021) – The fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties will increase to “moderate” (blue) on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Please be aware that this level change means that additional fire restrictions for the public […]

News | June 1, 2021

Dave Larson Promoted to ODF Southern Oregon Area Director, Tyler McCarty Named Interim District Forester of the Southwest Oregon District

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (June 1, 2021) – Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District Forester Dave Larson has accepted a new role within the agency as the Southern Oregon Area Director, effective June 1, 2021. In the interim, Grants Pass Unit Forester Tyler McCarty has been selected to serve as district forester for […]

Wildfire Update | May 30, 2021

E Antelope Fire Morning Update 05/30/21

WHITE CITY, Ore. (May 30, 2021) — Firefighters made excellent progress overnight on the East Antelope Fire, located on the 9600-block of East Antelope road outside of White City. Through GPS mapping, the fire was found to be 49 acres. The perimeter is now 100% lined and the fire is 20% mopped up. Overnight, firefighters […]

News | May 29, 2021

East Antelope Fire Now 95% Lined, Resources Continuing to Make Good Progress

WHITE CITY, Ore. (May 29, 2021) – Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District firefighters are actively engaged in a wildfire in the hills above the 9600-block of East Antelope road outside of White City. The fire is estimated to be 30 acres and is currently 95% lined and 0% mopped up. The report […]