SWO Fire

News | July 12, 2021

Fire Danger Level Increases to Extreme on ODF-Protected Lands

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (July 12, 2021) – 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. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. This affects 1.8 million acres of state, private, county and Bureau of Land Management lands within […]

News | July 3, 2021

Grassfire Above Ashland Sparked by Vehicle Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. (July 3, 2021) – A vehicle fire and subsequent grassfire prompted a multi-agency response to the 11000-block of Dead Indian Memorial Road outside of Ashland on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The vehicle fire was quickly extinguished by Jackson County Fire District 5 (JCFD5). Through an aggressive initial attack from the air and on […]

News | July 1, 2021

Jackson & Josephine County Forestland Classification Assessments and ODF Fire Season Restrictions Go Into Effect July 1

JACKSON AND JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (July 1, 2021) – Properties in Jackson and Josephine Counties that have recently been classified as forestland will begin receiving fire suppression protection from the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon district today. Along with this protection service, ODF regulated use fire prevention restrictions also go into effect; the current […]

News | June 21, 2021

North River Road Fire 80% Contained

GOLD HILL, Ore. (June 21, 2021) – Despite the heat, steep terrain and dense brush, crews on the North River Road Fire, located on Bureau of Land Management land along the 4300-block of North River Road between Gold Hill and Rogue River, are continuing to make significant progress on mop-up operations; the fire is 80% […]

News | June 21, 2021

Crews Continue to Make Steady Progress on North River Road Fire

GOLD HILL, Ore. (June 21, 2021) – Crews assigned to the North River Road Fire, located along the 4300-block of North River Road between Gold Hill and Rogue River, continued to make steady progress on mop-up operations overnight; the fire is now 65% contained. Lines along the perimeter are holding strong and the fire remains […]