Category: Wildfire Update

Wildfire Update | November 6, 2020

Fire season ends today, but fire prevention continues

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (Nov. 6, 2020) — After 190 days, fire season ends today, Friday, November 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District. Lands affected by this declaration include state, private, county, city, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties totaling […]

Wildfire Update | October 9, 2020

Changing weather conditions prompts fire danger level decrease to “High”

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (Oct. 9, 2020)– A combination of cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity and the potential for rain across southwest Oregon have made it possible to ease-off on some fire prevention regulations. Effective immediately, the fire danger level on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties has decreased to “high” (yellow) […]

Wildfire Update | October 8, 2020

Southwest Oregon Fire updates – Oct. 8, 2020 – Final post

Archie Creek Fire Email: Phone: 971-334-7674 (7am-8pm) Facebook: InciWeb: Size: 131,542 acres Containment: 94% Location: Steamboat Springs on Hwy 138E to Glide, Oregon Cause: Under investigation Holiday Farm Fire Email: Fire Information: 541-357-9729 (7am-10pm) Lane County Non-Emergency Call Center: 541-682-3977 (7am-10pm) Linn County Non-Emergency Call Center: 541-812-2260 Facebook: Inciweb: […]

Wildfire Update | October 7, 2020

Wildfire debris removal services offered for FREE! Deadline to sign up is Oct. 16, 2020 from Lane County

More information: (Holiday Farm Fire) and Cleanup & Debris Management Lane County and its state and federal partners encourage residents who are cleaning up burnt structures to WAIT. Property owners can OPT IN for hazardous waste removal services and debris removal services at no cost to them (insurance may be billed if applicable).FEMA […]

Wildfire Update | October 7, 2020

Wildfire debris removal services offered for FREE! Deadline to sign up is Oct. 16, 2020 from Jackson County

More information: and View Jackson County Fire Damage Dashboard map. The state has formed a Debris Management Taskforce and is currently working with local governments to develop strategies to complete the massive cleanup. Though this process takes time, there are significant benefits to individual property owners.  Getting the whole burn scar area cleaned […]

Wildfire Update | October 7, 2020

Wildfire debris removal services offered for FREE! Deadline to sign up is Oct. 15, 2020 from Douglas County

More information: For residents affected by the recent wildfires in Douglas County, there is a program in place to assist you with the removal of household hazardous waste at no cost to you. But, you must to act by October 15, 2020 in order to participate. Simply, fill out the Right-of-Entry Permit Form as soon […]

Wildfire Update | September 20, 2020

South Obenchain Fire Update: Sept. 20, 2020

Acreage: 32,671 Containment: 55% Cause: Under investigation Current situation: Areas inside the immediate burn area remain at a Level 3 evacuation with restricted entry. Areas outside of the immediate burn area previously at a Level 3, are reduced to a Level 2. See the Jackson County Emergency Management and Sheriff’s office website. The town of […]

Wildfire Update | September 19, 2020

South Obenchain Fire Update: Sept. 19, 2020

Acreage: 32,833  Containment: 45%  Cause: Under investigation  The life and safety of the public and all wildland fire responders is always the number one priority for all fire agencies.  To keep firefighters and communities healthy and safe, all firefighters are asked to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the spread of illness.  This […]

News | September 19, 2020

Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 effective 9/18/2020

Weather conditions have improved across ODF’s Southwest Oregon District and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) has returned to level 3 as of Friday, Sept. 18 at 9:00 a.m. At this time the district will not be issuing any IFPL or PDM waivers. The district asks landowners and operators to continue to use extreme caution and monitor weather conditions […]