SWO FIRE

The official wildfire news blog for the Southwest Oregon District
Two Small Fires Under Investigation in Josephine County

Two Small Fires Under Investigation in Josephine County

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (February 15, 2022) – Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District firefighters responded to two small fires located approximately 10 miles northeast of Cave Junction shortly before 11 a.m. on Monday morning. When resources...

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ODF Southwest Oregon District Now Hiring for Fire Season 2022

ODF Southwest Oregon District Now Hiring for Fire Season 2022

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Jan. 6, 2022) – The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District is recruiting for multiple positions for the upcoming fire season, including entry-level and experienced firefighters, dispatchers and detection...

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Tyler McCarty Named ODF Southwest Oregon District Forester

Tyler McCarty Named ODF Southwest Oregon District Forester

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Dec. 1, 2021) – Following a competitive hiring process, Tyler McCarty has been named District Forester of the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District serving Jackson and Josephine counties. McCarty, who has...

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Mop-Up Operations Continue on Fielder Creek Fire

Mop-Up Operations Continue on Fielder Creek Fire

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (September 9, 2021) – Mop-up operations on the Fielder Creek Fire, located northwest of Rogue River on the 900-block of Fielder Creek road, continued overnight; firefighters were able to reach 75 feet into the perimeter around the entire fire,...

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Fire Lines Hold on Fielder Creek Fire, Steady Progress Made

Fire Lines Hold on Fielder Creek Fire, Steady Progress Made

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (September 8, 2021) – Resources assigned to the Fielder Creek Fire, located northwest of Rogue River on the 900-block of Fielder Creek road, continued to further progress on the incident, bolstering fire lines, falling hazardous trees and continuing...

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