Month: August 2016

Uncategorized | August 13, 2016

Crews making progress on Redwood Highway Fire

Fire crews worked through the night cooling hot spots and monitoring fire lines on the Redwood Highway Fire in Selma. The cool and calm nighttime temperatures allowed for continued progress to be made on the line with 87 percent containment. The fire size remains at approximately 50 acres. The cause of the fire is under […]

Uncategorized | August 12, 2016

Redwood Highway Fire

The first report of the Redwood Highway Fire in Selma came in at 3:34 p.m. Friday afternoon. At the time it was estimated at 1/10th of an acre in size with a consistent rate of growth burning in tall grass and dry brush on the west side of Redwood Highway. Within twenty minutes, the fire […]

Uncategorized | August 9, 2016

‘If You Fly, We Can’t!’ PSA Now Available for Distribution

Wildfires are often fast-spreading and unpredictable making it difficult for ground crews to navigate alone. This is why firefighting aircraft are an integral part of fire suppression. However, aircraft cannot be used to fight fire if UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), more commonly known as drones, are detected above or within a 5-mile radius of a […]

Uncategorized | August 5, 2016

Bybee Creek Fire Update for August 5

Firefighters made great progress yesterday and were able to complete a strategic burnout on the northern flank of the Bybee Creek Fire, located in Crater Lake National Park. This firing operation will better secure the northern edge in case of high wind events and keep the fire south of Lightning Springs Trail.Rim Village reported ash […]

Uncategorized | August 3, 2016

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Issues Public Use Restrictions

The risk of wildfire is increasing across southwestern Oregon, and as a result, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is increasing the public use restrictions across much of the Forest.“Southwest Oregon has experience several human-caused fires in the past few weeks. With the current fuels conditions, we feel it is important to implement public use restrictions […]

Uncategorized | August 3, 2016

Bybee Creek Fire August 3 Update

The Bybee Creek Fire is 720 acres in size and is 12 percent contained. Nearly 300 personnel are assigned to the task of confining the fire, which is located in Crater Lake National Park. Firefighters are being supported by an air force of seven helicopters, four air tankers and eight wildland fire engines. The fire […]