SWO FIRE

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Reward Offered in Prospect Area Arson Investigations

Reward Offered in Prospect Area Arson Investigations

PROSPECT, Ore. (Sept. 16, 2022) – A reward of $1,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest following several fires determined to be arson in northeastern Jackson County this fire season. The reward is being offered by the Rogue Forest Protective...

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Thunderstorms Spark Numerous Small Fires in Jackson County

Thunderstorms Spark Numerous Small Fires in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. (Sept. 7, 2022) – Firefighters have spent most of Wednesday aggressively engaged on numerous fires across the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District’s protection area within the Medford Unit in Jackson County following early...

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Significant Progress Continues in Mop-Up Operations

Significant Progress Continues in Mop-Up Operations

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Aug. 22, 2022) – Significant progress has been made on the fires within the Westside and Lightning Gulch Complexes, located in Jackson and Josephine Counties respectively. Since Wednesday’s thunderstorm, approximately 50 fires...

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Mop-Up Operations Continue Across Westside Complex Fires

Mop-Up Operations Continue Across Westside Complex Fires

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Aug. 22, 2022) – Fire behavior within the Westside Complex remained minimal overnight. While the larger fires, Ladybug, Keeler and Tallowbox, still have small islands of activity, all smokes are well within the interior of...

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Despite Windy Conditions, All Fire Lines Remain Strong

Despite Windy Conditions, All Fire Lines Remain Strong

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Aug. 21, 2022) – Despite windy conditions that threatened control lines, all perimeters remained strong and intact today, allowing firefighters to meet their goal for the day. The teamwork between air and ground resources...

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