Month: September 2016

Uncategorized | September 26, 2016

New Pocketcard and Stats Now Available

Cooler weather and precipitation will continue the downward trend in ERC values and overall fire danger. During the forecast period we will have a sharp decrease in daily high temps. For the latest pocketcard and stat sheet please see the SWO Fire Data website.

Uncategorized | September 22, 2016

New Lightning Maps Now Available

Scattered lightning occurred last night across the region in both Jackson and Josephine County. For the latest lighting maps please visit the SWO Fire Data website. 

IAP MAPS | September 22, 2016

September 22 Lightning Maps

Please see below for the September 22 lightning maps. 0922_grantspass 0922_medford

Uncategorized | September 21, 2016

Fire Danger Level Drops to High Tomorrow

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity across southwest Oregon have made it possible to ease off on some of the fire prevention regulations. However, warm and dry weather is expected to return to the region by the weekend. The fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties will be lowered […]

Uncategorized | September 19, 2016

New Pocketcard and Stats Now Available

With cooler temps and shorter days ERC values and fire danger persist. Even cooler temperatures will continue through the forecast period. This will allow some easing of fire danger, however the biggest change will occur when precipitation arrives. For the latest pocketcard and stats please visit the SWO Fire Data website. 

Uncategorized | September 15, 2016

Firefighters Reach 100 Percent Containment on Rocky Road Fire

By 5:00 p.m. today, the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District will have the Rocky Road Fire 100% contained. Fire crews have continued mopping up and monitoring for hot spots throughout the day. Their efforts have proven to be quite successful. The fire remains at 15.2 acres. The cause of the fire is under […]

Uncategorized | September 14, 2016

Firefighters Stop Rocky Road Fire at 15 Acres

At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District responded to a grass fire burning near a home on Highway 227 and Rocky Road in Trail. The Rocky Road Fire was burning at a moderate rate of speed upslope in grass, brush and timber. Within two hours, crews were able […]