Month: May 2019

Uncategorized | May 14, 2019

May is #WildfireAwarenessMonth

After a busy couple of weeks for our firefighters, we’re happy to see rain in the forecast! Since the Medco B Fire broke out, we’ve gotten a lot of questions centered around the start of Fire Season. The reason we’re not declaring Fire Season just yet is our fuels – grass around the region is […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Medco B Fire 05/09/19 FINAL Update

*This will be the final update on the Medco B Fire* Crews on the Medco B Fire, located 10 miles north/northeast of Butte Falls, have turned the fire over to the property owner, who will be handling the last of the mop up process. In the last day, firefighters have made strides to up the […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Medco B Fire 05/08/19 Update

Crews are continuing to mop up the Medco B Fire, located 10 miles north/northeast of Butte Falls. It was first reported Saturday afternoon. A Task Force from this fire was sent to the Neil Rock Fire when it broke out Tuesday afternoon. The Southwest Oregon District is continuing to mop up both sites. The cause […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Neil Rock Fire 05/08/19 Evening Update

Crews are continuing to make good progress on the Neil Rock Fire, burning 10 miles northwest of Eagle Point. It remains completely lined, and the fire is 75% contained tonight. Due to this progress, we won’t be staffing the fire overnight, and efforts will continue in the morning. The cause of the fire remains under […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Neil Rock Fire 05/08/19 Morning Update

After working through the night, firefighters on the Neil Rock Fire have completely lined the fire, and will continue to mop up the area today. Located 10 miles northwest of Eagle Point, the Neil Rock Fire was initially spotted by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Detection Center cameras Tuesday afternoon around 3:40 pm. One engine […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Medco B Fire 05/07/19 Update

Crews on the Medco B Fire, located 10 miles north/northeast of Butte Falls, are continuing to mop up this morning. The containment level has increased over the past day to 92-percent, and furthering that containment is our goal today. Our lines held overnight, and the fire remains at 345 acres. Due to our recent progress, […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Medco B Fire 05/06/19 Update

The Medco B Fire, located 10 miles north/northeast of Butte Falls, is 345 acres in size and is 90 percent contained. The fire line was completed Sunday afternoon. The fire broke out early Saturday afternoon and upslope winds during the afternoon and early evening hours on Saturday pushed the fire across logging units on private […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Medco B Fire 05/05/19 Update

Reported yesterday, the Medco B fire is located near Medco Pond just east of Hwy 62 outside Butte Falls. As of this evening, the fire is reported at 90% lined and 345 acres and the cause is under investigation. “Big thanks to our partners with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for […]