Year: 2017

Uncategorized | July 30, 2017

GPS Mapping Shows Burnt Peak Fire at 31 Acres

Today, firefighters walked the perimeter of the Burnt Peak Fire allowing for more accurate information to be gathered. Firefighters used GPS points from the ground to determine that the fire is 31 acres as of this afternoon. The fire is 30 percent contained. No evacuation orders have been issued; no structures were ever threatened by […]

Uncategorized | July 30, 2017

Burnt Peak Fire Burns Approximately 60 Acres

At approximately 6:15 p.m., an Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District reconnaissance aircraft was searching for a report of smoke in the area just north of Butte Falls. Air attack not only located the Olsen Fire which was knocked down at 1/10thof an acre, but also spotted a small, steady column building roughly 10-15 […]

Uncategorized | July 28, 2017

If You Fly, We Can’t: Drone Grounds Firefighting Aircraft in Southwest Oregon

On Sunday, a grass fire off Interstate 5 and milepost 55 in Grants Pass was quickly knocked down at a half-acre; however, every firefighter on the ground and in the air faced an additional risk when a hobby drone was spotted in the sky.             The powerline-related fire was called in at roughly 4:10 p.m. […]

Uncategorized | July 28, 2017

Fire Danger Level Increases Monday on ODF-Protected Lands

The fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Jackson and Josephine counties rises to “extreme” (red) at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 31. This affects 1.8 million acres of state, private, county and Bureau of Land Management lands within ODF’s Southwest Oregon District. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) will […]

Uncategorized | July 21, 2017

Firefighters Stop North River Road Fire at just over Three Acres

Firefighters halted the North River Road Fire at 3.2 acres just around noon today. The initial report came in just before 10:30 a.m. with an estimated size of 1/100th of an acre. Within minutes, the fire spread upslope behind two homes off the 3800 block of N. River Rd in Gold Hill. While the two […]

Uncategorized | July 11, 2017

Fire Prevention Regulations Increase for Industrial Operations Tomorrow

Increased fire danger on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District has made it necessary to increase the fire prevention measures on industrial operations, such as logging sites and other commercial operations. The industrial fire restrictions are separate from the general public. For the public, the “high” (yellow) fire danger level […]