Month: June 2016

Uncategorized | June 28, 2016

High Fire Danger Takes Effect Thursday on ODF-Protected Lands in SW Oregon

Continued hot and dry weather has made it necessary for the Oregon Department of Forestry to raise the fire danger level to “high” (yellow) on Thursday, June 30. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at level 1 (one).These regulations listed below affect 1.8 million acres of state, private, county, city and Bureau of Land […]

Uncategorized | June 27, 2016

New Pocketcard and Stats Now Available

With the return of the warm and dry weather we have seen a return of fire danger too. ERC values and BI have rebounded back to normal and will continue to rise as the week goes on. Hot dry weather will persist over the area for the remainder of the forecast period. For the latest […]

Uncategorized | June 27, 2016

June 27 Pocketcard and Stats

Please visit the links below for the latest pocketcard and stats. June 27 Stats June 27 Pocketcard

Uncategorized | June 23, 2016

ODF Live Fire Training

Fire crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Jackson County Fire District 3 participated in live fire training today. The training was at the intersection of Truax and Newland roads in Central Point. This type of training allows firefighting crews to closely mimic a brush fire in a controlled environment that the fire training […]

Uncategorized | June 20, 2016

June 20 Pocketcard and Stat Update

With the recent rain ERC values have relaxed nicely from early season highs. Fire danger is back to normal and with the hot dry weather in the forecast we can expect fire danger to respond accordingly. For the latest pocketcard and stat sheet please visit SWOFireData.

Uncategorized | June 20, 2016

June 20 Pocketcard and Stats

With the recent rain ERC values have relaxed nicely from early season highs. Fire danger is back to normal and with the hot dry weather in the forecast we can expect fire danger to respond accordingly. June 20 Weekly Fire Summary June 20 Stats  

Uncategorized | June 7, 2016

June 7 Lightning Map Update

There was widespread lightning last night effecting most of eastern Jackson County. Most of the lightning did come with scattered rain. There will be patrols and flights scheduled throughout the day. Please visit SWO Fire Data for the latest maps. 

Uncategorized | June 7, 2016

June 7 Morning Lightning Maps

There was widespread lightning last night effecting most of western Jackson County. Most of the lightning did come with scattered rain. There will be patrols and flights scheduled throughout the day. 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 […]

Uncategorized | June 6, 2016

Storm Sparks Fires in NE Jackson County

ODF Medford Unit engine crews found two lightning-caused fires this evening in northeast Jackson County. One fire is near Vine Maple Creek, 6 miles south of Prospect. The other fire is in the Sugar Pine Flat area, 4 miles northwest of Butte Falls. Both fires have firefighters on scene.The Sugar Pine Flat Fire is estimated […]