Month: August 2016

Uncategorized | August 23, 2016

Cleveland Ridge Fire Burns 250 Acres Northwest of Shady Cove

Fire crews worked through the night building fire line on the Cleveland Ridge Fire, located approximately 5 miles north/northwest of Shady Cove. The fire is approximately 250 acres and 70 percent lined as of this morning. The fire was reported at 4:01 p.m. Monday and burned nearly 200 acres of forest by nightfall. The cause […]

Uncategorized | August 22, 2016

Cleveland Ridge Fire Evening Update — August 22, 2016

Tonight several firefighters will continue working on the roughly 200-acre Cleveland Ridge Fire.The fire that started near Trail is 30 percent lined. The fire is burning on grass, brush, and timber on Bureau of Land Management and private land owner property all protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District. Approximately 40 structures […]

Uncategorized | August 22, 2016

Cleveland Ridge Fire estimated at 180 acres

Air attack just finished making their final rounds on the #ClevelandRidgeFire near Trail.The fire started just after 4 p.m. Near W. Fork Trail Creek Road.The fire has burned 180 acres of grass, brush, and timber and continues to grow. However, the rate of spread has significantly slowed since sundown.The only area under a Level One, […]

Uncategorized | August 16, 2016

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

The fire danger level rises to “Extreme” (red) at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, August 18, in the Wild & Scenic Section of the Rogue River. The Oregon Dept. of Forestry protects the Bureau of Land Management section of the river between Grave Creek and Marial, and the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest protects the section from Marial […]

Uncategorized | August 16, 2016

Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 Begins August 18

Industrial operations on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties will be required to follow stricter fire prevention regulations starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 18. Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 (three) requires logging, road building and other operations in forests and wildland areas to shut down most equipment by 1:00 […]

Uncategorized | August 16, 2016

Redwood Highway Fire now 100 percent contained

The Redwood Highway Fire is 100 percent contained. The fire burned 54 acres since it started on August 12 in Selma along Redwood Highway. Firefighters still on scene will be returning home today. The fire destroyed three homes, several outbuildings and prompted the evacuation of dozens, all whom have been allowed to return home, with […]

Uncategorized | August 14, 2016

Extreme Fire Danger Regulations Take Effect August 15

Very dry conditions in southwest Oregon’s forests and wildlands makes it necessary for the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District to shut down public use of power-driven and spark-emitting internal combustion engines starting Monday, Aug. 15, at 8:00 a.m.The pubic regulated use fire danger level will be “extreme” (red) but the Industrial Fire Precaution […]

Uncategorized | August 13, 2016

Redwood Highway Fire Held at 50 Acres

The Redwood Highway Fire remains at 50 acres this evening and is 90 percent contained. Roadblocks on Deer Creek Road will be removed at 7:00 p.m. and the evacuation level for all areas around the burned area will drop to Level 1 (Ready) at the same time.The fire started Friday afternoon in the community of […]

Uncategorized | August 13, 2016

Redwood Highway Fire Deemed Human-Caused

On August 12, 2016, a fire near Selma broke out burning approximately 50 acres. The Oregon State Police Arson Unit along with the Oregon Department of Forestry began an investigation.  During the investigation, a Selma area transient was arrested on an unrelated warrant and lodged at the Josephine County Jail. This person, Marcus A YEOMAN, […]

Uncategorized | August 13, 2016

ODF Crews Work to Contain Five-Acre Wildfire East of Ashland

Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters from the Medford Unit are working this morning to extinguish the 5-acre Twentymile Springs Fire near Milepost 20 on Hwy 66, east of Ashland near Tubb Springs Wayside. The fire was reported at 6:50 a.m. by Soda Mtn. Lookout.One large (Type 1) helicopter, four engine crews and a bulldozer have […]