Month: July 2016

Uncategorized | July 29, 2016

Strong Arm Fire

Around 6 p.m. on July 28, ODF Southwest Oregon District and U.S. Forest Service firefighting crews responded to reports of smoke in the Applegate area. Upon arrival, crews estimated the fire to be 10-11 acres in size with a moderate rate of growth. Command requested additional air craft and ground support in order to catch the fire before the 100-degree […]

Uncategorized | July 28, 2016

IFPL 2 Goes Into Effect July 29

Increased fire danger on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry‚Äôs Southwest Oregon District has made it necessary to increase the fire prevention measures on industrial operations, such as logging sites and other commercial operations. Industrial Fire Precaution Level II (two) takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29, and includes the following […]

Uncategorized | July 25, 2016

New Pocketcard and Fire Stats Now Available

Fire season is creeping back into normal with increased ERC values and decreasing fuel moisture. With the current forecast we can expect to see increased fire danger leading into the weekend with triple digit temperatures and low relative humidity. For the latest pocketcard and stats please visit the SWOFireData website. 

Uncategorized | July 18, 2016

New Pocketcard and Fire Stats Available

With mild weather this past week we have seen our ERC values remain pretty much stagnant. The next week we can expect this continued trend through the forecast period. Fire load has also been light. For the latest fire stats and pocket card please visit the SWO Fire Data site. 

Pocketcard and Stats | July 18, 2016

July 18 Pocketcard and Stats

Here are the latest pocketcard and stats pages. July 18 Weekly Fire Summary July 18 Pocketcard  

Uncategorized | July 14, 2016

Students Learn Fire Effects

ODF Southwest Oregon District‘s Cohesive Wildfire Strategy Coordinator, John O’Connor, teamed up with Oregon State University – Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center, and Rogue River High School to provide students with a hands-on learning experience. Students got the chance to visit the 155 acre 2014 Salt Creek Fire scar today near BLM’s Elderberry Flats Recreation Area. While at […]

Uncategorized | July 12, 2016

Fire Danger Level Jumps to High Today

The fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties is increasing to “high” (yellow) today, Tuesday, July 12.The Industrial Fire Precaution Level will remain at level 1 (one).The fire prevention regulations put into effect on June 30 remain in force.See the Fire Season Regulations page for details. Or, call or visit […]

Uncategorized | July 11, 2016

New Fire Stats and Pocketcard Now Available

With the cooler weather and precipitation fire danger has retracted greatly over the past week. Through the forecast period we will see this rebound a bit and perhaps come back to normal. Please visit the SWO Fire Data website for the latest pocketcard and stat sheet.  

Pocketcard and Stats | July 11, 2016

July 11 PocketCard and Stats

Here is the latest PocketCard and Fire Stats for SWO District. July 11 PocketCard Weekly Fire Summary