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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 […]

Uncategorized | August 23, 2018

Ramsey Canyon Fire 08/23/18 PM Update

QuickFacts:Incident Start Date: 8/22/2018Incident Start Time: Approx. 12:45 p.m.Incident Type: WildfireCause: Under InvestigationIncident Location: near Sams Valley, Jackson County, OregonLand Threat: Private, BLM, IndustrialCommand Agency: ODF / OSFMFire Size: 1,500 acresContainment: 15%Expected Full Containment: N/ACivilian Injuries: 0Firefighter Injuries: 0 Current Situation: The Ramsey Canyon Fire was active on the north edge and southeast today. In […]

Uncategorized | August 23, 2018

Ramsey Canyon Fire 08/23/18 AM Update

#QuickFacts:Incident Start Date: 8/22/2018Incident Start Time: Approx. 12:45 p.m.Incident Type: WildfireCause: Under InvestigationIncident Location: near Sams Valley, Jackson County, OregonLand Threat: Private, BLM, IndustrialCommand Agency: ODFFire Size: 800 acresContainment: 15%Expected Full Containment: N/ACivilian Injuries: 0Firefighter Injuries: 0Structures Threatened: 211Structures Destroyed: 0Structures Damaged: 0 Current Situation:Overnight, firefighters were able to complete a combination of dozer line […]

Uncategorized | August 22, 2018

Ramsey Canyon Fire 08/22/18 PM Update

QuickFacts:Incident Start Date: 8/22/2018Incident Start Time: Approx. 12:45 p.m.Incident Type: WildfireCause: Under InvestigationIncident Location: near Sams Valley, Jackson County, OregonLand Threat: Private, BLM, IndustrialCommand Agency: ODFFire Size: 600 acresContainment: 0%Expected Full Containment: N/ACivilian Injuries: 0Firefighter Injuries: 0Structures Threatened: 211Structures Destroyed: 0Structures Damaged: 0 Current Situation:Extreme fire behavior and gusty ridgetop and canyon winds caused the […]

Uncategorized | August 9, 2018

08/09/18 Garner Complex FINAL Update: Firefighter Efforts Continue to Boost Containment on Garner Complex

The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District has completed a smooth transition with Florida Forest Services Red Team and is now assuming command of the Garner Complex, effective immediately. While this does mean that some out-of-area resources are leaving to other fires that require more assistance, this does not mean that all resources will […]

Uncategorized | August 6, 2018

Garner Complex Update 8-6-18

Daily Update 8-6-18 9:00 a.m. QUICK FACTS: Size: 8,886 acresChange in last 24 hrs. 0 acresContainment: 82% – Garner ComplexStart Date/Time: 7/15/2018 9:00 a.m.Expected Containment Date: 8/10/18Location: Jackson CountyCause: LightningEst. Cost: $41,180,000 millionPersonnel: 894Assigned Resources:Handcrews: 23Engines: 31Dozers: 6Water Tenders: 17Assigned Aircraft: 10Structures Threatened: 564Structures Damaged: 0Structures Destroyed: 0Injuries: 17 Firefighters on the Garner Complex are […]