Month: September 2019

Wildfire Update | September 30, 2019

Fire Season Ends October 1, 2019, but Fire Prevention Continues

After 122 days, the 2019 fire season will end on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry‚Äôs Southwest Oregon District Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county, city, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties. Recent rains and consistent cooler temperatures […]

Wildfire Update | September 6, 2019

ODF Crews Continue to Extinguish Lightning-Caused Fires

Multiple new fire starts have been discovered following a thunderstorm that passed over the Rogue Valley early Thursday morning. In Jackson County, crews have been dispatched to 27 reports of lightning-caused fires, and 19 in Josephine County. Of the 46 total, 26 are extinguished, and crews are responding to three and actively mopping up six. […]

Wildfire Update | September 5, 2019

Overnight Thunderstorms Spark Numerous Small Fires

Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District firefighters have been responding to several reports of small lightning-sparked fires as a result of overnight thunderstorms in Southern Oregon. Between Jackson and Josephine Counties, more than 30 reports of potential fires have been received by our dispatch centers, and crews have confirmed 18 fires, extinguishing five. Another […]