Month: October 2015

Uncategorized | October 28, 2015

Fire Season Ends Today on ODF-Protected Lands

Rain has brought an end to fire season today on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. All public regulated use and industrial fire prevention regulations have been terminated as of 7:00 a.m. today.The fire danger level is “low” (green).

Uncategorized | October 19, 2015

Rain Brings Fire Danger Down to Moderate

The fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District dropped to “moderate” (blue) today due to rain. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is 1 (one).Fire season remains in effect but many fire prevention regulations have been removed.It is now all right to have campfires outside of designated […]

Uncategorized | October 15, 2015

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Decreases Public Use Restrictions in Most Forest Areas

At 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, campfire restrictions will be lifted for most lands administered by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. While conditions are still dry, fire danger has decreased enough for Forest visitors to resume having campfires. Additionally, the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will decrease to a Level 1.IFPL 1 (one) will also […]

Uncategorized | October 14, 2015

ODF Firefighters Tackle Wildfire on Willits Ridge

[ Update 2:54 p.m.: Engine crews have knocked down the fire. One helicopter has been released from the fire and one engine from the U.S. Forest Service has been added to the suppression force. Lots of mop-up to do. ]Oregon Department of Forestry Medford Unit firefighters are converging on a small wildfire reported this afternoon […]

Uncategorized | October 1, 2015

Wildfire Burns Workshop, 10 Acres on Meadows Rd

A wildfire speeding through dry grass burned a large workshop and 10 acres of woodland this afternoon along Meadows Rd. Structural fire protection engines from Jackson County Fire District 3 and wildland fire engines, a bulldozer and three helicopters from the Oregon Department of Forestry kept the fire from causing more damage. Crews were dispatched […]