Month: July 2015

Uncategorized | July 31, 2015

New Fire Maps Available

With fires in the region popping up frequently stay up to date with the latest fire maps by clicking on the SWOFIREDATA.com map page and selecting Oregon Wildfire Maps. You can navigate to many large incidents in Oregon and get the latest info. These maps are updated regularly, usually twice a day when fire operations are […]

Uncategorized | July 31, 2015

Latest Maps Now Available!

With fires in the region popping up frequently stay up to date with the latest fire maps by clicking on the SWOFIREDATA.com map page and selecting Oregon Wildfire Maps. You can navigate to many large incidents in Oregon and get the latest info. These maps are updated regularly, usually twice a day when fire operations are […]

Uncategorized | July 29, 2015

Power Equipment Shutdown and IFPL 3 Take Effect Saturday

Chain saws, gasoline-powered brush cutters and mowers, and all other machinery using internal combustion engines are being shut down on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties starting Saturday, August 1. Industrial operations, such as logging, must shut down most equipment by 1:00 p.m. starting Saturday when Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 […]

Uncategorized | July 29, 2015

Hot Weather and Thunderstorms Expected Across Much of Oregon

As the heat returns to the region this week, fire managers are once again spreading the word of caution in efforts to prevent human-caused fires. Fire weather meteorologists are anticipating temperatures in the high 90’s and low 100’s midweek with a chance of lightning in southern and eastern Oregon arriving Friday. A Red Flag Warning […]

Uncategorized | July 27, 2015

Fire Prevention Regulations Increase Tuesday in the Wild & Scenic Section of the Rogue River

As the weather continues to trend towards warming and drying, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and Oregon Department of Forestry are increasing campfire restrictions on those lands located within the boundaries of the Wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River. The Wild section flows from Grave Creek to the mouth of Watson […]

Uncategorized | July 27, 2015

July 27 Fire Statistics and Pocketcard Update

This week will be very hot and dry as we move into extreme fire danger on Tuesday, July 28. Our indices are already showing low fuel moisture with 1000-hour fuels currently at 10% and probably going single digit this week. ERC values are also trending in the extreme category and we will likely set new […]

Uncategorized | July 27, 2015

July 27 Fire Statistics and Pocketcard Update

This week will be very hot and dry as we move into extreme fire danger on Tuesday, July 28. Our indices are already showing low fuel moisture with 1000-hour fuels currently at 10% and probably going single digit this week. ERC values are also trending in the extreme category and we will likely set new […]

Uncategorized | July 26, 2015

July 26 Evening Lightning Update

There was localized lightning in southern Josephine County this afternoon around Cave Junction. 1 fire has been reported and there is reconnaissance aircraft patrolling. For the latest lightning maps please visit SWOFIREDATA.com. 

Uncategorized | July 26, 2015

July 26 Evening Lightning Maps

There was localized lightning in southern Josephine County this afternoon. 1 fire has been reported and there is reconnaissance aircraft patrolling. Here are the latest lightning maps.  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 July_26_Evening (pdf map) July […]

Uncategorized | July 24, 2015

Fire Danger Level Increases Tuesday on ODF-Protected Lands in SW Oregon

The fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Jackson and Josephine counties rises to “extreme” (red) at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 28. This affects 1.8 million acres of state, private, county and Bureau of Land Management lands within ODF’s Southwest Oregon District.The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will remain […]