Day: June 9, 2015

Uncategorized | June 9, 2015

ODF Southwest Oregon District Evening Fire Update

The thunderstorms early this morning started 16 fires on ODF’s Medford Unit and 5 fires on the Grants Pass Unit. The largest fires are: Rosebud, approx. 15 acres Left Fork Foots Creek, 5 acres South Fork Little Butte Creek, 4 acres Jump Off Joe Creek, 2 acres Wards Creek, 1 acre The rest of the […]

Uncategorized | June 9, 2015

Evening Fire Update from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Firefighting resources have responded to a number of new lightning-caused fires across the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest today, and additional resources have been ordered to assist with continued response to new starts. On the Gold Beach Ranger District, the “Tom Fry” Fire (#355), two initial attack crews initially responded to this fire. The fire has […]

Uncategorized | June 9, 2015

More Fires Found on ODF-Protected Lands in SW Oregon

Sixteen lightning-caused fires have been found and staffed on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. A dozen of the fires are on the Medford Unit and four on the Grants Pass Unit. Two of the fires were 1/2 acre in size and most of the others are 1/10th of an […]

Uncategorized | June 9, 2015

June 9 Lightning Update

There has been little more lightning over southwest Oregon since this morning, mainly near Butte Falls. This will be the last update unless new lightning occurs. For the latest lightning maps please visit the SWOFireData.com website.

Uncategorized | June 9, 2015

June 9 Afternoon Lightning Update

There has been very little additional lightning since this morning mainly near the Butte Falls area. These are the latest maps and this will be the final update unless new lightning occurs. LEGEND FOR LIGHTNING STRIKES, COLOR DENOTES TIME SINCE THEY OCCURRED.   Pink: 0-1 Hours Red: 1-3 Hours Orange: 3-6 Hours Blue: 6-10 Hours Purple: […]

Uncategorized | June 9, 2015

Fire Update from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Firefighting crews have made excellent progress suppressing the 12-acre Red Dog Fire, having created a strong containment line by late yesterday evening. A lightning-struck tree was identified as the cause of the fire. The fire is currently 50% contained and is expected to be fully contained at the end of shift this evening. Resources will […]

Uncategorized | June 9, 2015

ODF Firefighters Track Down Lightning-Caused Fires

A widespread thunderstorm early this morning scattered lightning across Jackson and Josephine counties. ODF Medford Unit firefighters are working on five small fires in the Foots Creek and Galls Creek areas. The largest fire so far is 1/4-acre on Pikes Peak (T 37S, R 3W, Sec 6). ODF Grants Pass Unit engine crews are responding […]

Uncategorized | June 9, 2015

June 9 Lightning Map Update

The latest lightning maps have been posted to SWO Fire Data. There was widespread lightning last night across southern Oregon. There will be an afternoon update too.

Uncategorized | June 9, 2015

June 9 Morning Lightning Maps

There was widespread lightning across southwest Oregon last night. Here are the latest lightning maps. Another update will come this afternoon. LEGEND FOR LIGHTNING STRIKES, COLOR DENOTES TIME SINCE THEY OCCURRED.   Pink: 0-1 Hours Red: 1-3 Hours Orange: 3-6 Hours Blue: 6-10 Hours Purple: 10-16 Hours Black: 16+ Hours   06090633_SoJo 06090632_SoJack 06090629_NoJack 06090637_NoJo June […]