Year: 2017

Uncategorized | August 16, 2017

Flounce Fire Landowner Maps

Flounce Ownership Map Aug 16, 2017- Topographic Basemap Flounce Ownership Map Aug 16, 2017- Aerial Imagery Basemap

Uncategorized | August 15, 2017

SWO Lightning Complex Aug. 7 – Aug 15

Southwest Oregon District was responsible for the initial attack of 66 fires occurring on District protection between August 7th – August 15th. These fires have been organized into the Flounce, Dry Creek, Elk Creek, and Grizzly Creek Complexes. Management of these fires is on-going. In addition to the 66 fires on District protection, SWO resources […]

Uncategorized | August 13, 2017

Nugget and Grizzly Peak Fires 100 Percent Lined

After sixty straight hours of firefighting, the Nugget Fire is 100 percent lined as of today. Initially, the terrain posed too many challenges to crews to build a direct fire line, such as steep slopes, an abundance of hazard trees and poor access leaving limited to no escape routes. However, over the past 24 hours […]

Uncategorized | August 11, 2017

Friday Evening Fire Update

Today, ODF Southwest firefighters and our cooperators tackled numerous fires on ODF-protected land across Jackson and Josephine Counties. While this storm has pushed our team to its limits, we are holding true to keeping fires as small as possible, and keeping the community safe. Nearly every fire we have shared information on this week is […]

Uncategorized | August 11, 2017

Effective Immediately: Grizzly Peak Trail System Closed to Protect Public Health and Safety

With increased fire activity on Grizzly Peak near Ashland, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Medford District jointly with the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District have decided that a temporary closure of the Grizzly Peak Trail system is necessary in order to protect public health and safety. The closure is effective immediately and […]

Uncategorized | August 10, 2017

#FlounceFire AM Update, 08/10/2017

ODF IMT 1BILL HUNT, INCIDENT COMMANDER MORE INFORMATION:Facebook: ODF Southwest Oregon DistrictTwitter: @swofireBlog: www.swofire.comInciweb: Shady Cove, Oregon – Wednesday evening’s thunderstorm activity brought much needed precipitation to the Flounce Fire with as much as a quarter inch of rain in some areas. The fire stands at an estimated 690 acres and 10 percent contained. While the […]

Uncategorized | August 9, 2017

Wednesday Evening Fire Update

Today, ODF Southwest firefighters worked diligently chasing smokes and knocking down multiple fires throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties. While several of our starts are dead out, there are a handful of fires that crews are continuing to work on overnight. The Stratton Creek Fire, burning seven miles northwest of Merlin, is estimated to be 30 […]

Uncategorized | August 9, 2017

#FlounceFire PM Update, August 9, 2017

Shady Cove, Oregon –Thanks to favorable weather, firefighters were able to gain substantial ground on the Flounce Fire today. The fire has shown little growth in the past 24 hours, but still remains of great concern with thunderstorms still in the forecast. The fire is currently estimated at 690 acres and 10 percent contained. Also […]

Uncategorized | August 9, 2017

Firefighters Battling Multiple Lightning-Sparked Fires

Another round of thunderstorms yesterday evening triggered multiple lightning strikes which sparked fires on ODF Southwest Oregon District-protected land. Throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties, approximately 250 strikes were recorded. Although firefighters have been running on endless reports of smoke, as of 11:00 a.m., only ten of the reports have turned into confirmed fires. While most […]