Category: Wildfire Update

News | September 2, 2021

Steady Progress Made Overnight on the Board Mountain Fire

TRAIL, Ore. (September 2, 2021) – Firefighters assigned to the Board Mountain Fire, located northwest of Trail off of Highway 227, continued to hold fire lines and strengthen the perimeter overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. The fire remains 36 acres, affecting private and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. At this time, there is no […]

News | September 1, 2021

Board Mountain Fire 100% Lined and Plumbed

TRAIL, Ore. (September 1, 2021) – The Board Mountain Fire, located northwest of Trail off of Highway 227, is now 100% lined and plumbed, following excellent progress during Wednesday’s dayshift. The fire, GPS mapped at 36 acres, is burning on private and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. Despite windy conditions, all lines held strong […]

News | September 1, 2021

Despite Multiple Hazards, Board Mountain Fire Northwest of Trail 75% Lined Overnight

TRAIL, Ore. (September 1, 2021) – The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District has completed 75% of hand and bulldozer line around the Board Mountain Fire, first reported Tuesday night just after 7:30 p.m. The fire is located northwest of Trail off of Highway 227 on an inactive industrial logging site; while the […]

News | August 6, 2021

Significant Progress Made on Round Top, Buck Rock Fires, Mop-Up Operations Continue

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (August 6, 2021) – Significant progress continues to be made on the Round Top and Buck Rock Fires, the only active incidents left on the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District following thunderstorms last weekend. ODF Southwest firefighters responded to more than 65 fires in a five-day period. […]

News | August 5, 2021

Fire Lines Hold Through Strong Winds, Mop-Up Operations Continue

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (August 5, 2021) – Despite strong winds, firefighters were able to hold fires lines on the two active fires on the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District. Potential thunderstorms in the forecast didn’t materialize, and smoke in the valley cleared out slightly to allow for air operations. The […]

News | August 5, 2021

Firefighters Brace for Windy Conditions, Potential Thunderstorms

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (August 5, 2021) – A significant shift in the weather pattern on Thursday could challenge fire lines and crews; this potential is the biggest focus today on active incidents on the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District. The National Weather Service is predicting a slight chance of thunderstorms […]

News | August 4, 2021

Perimeter Lines Strengthened as Firefighters Continue to Increase Containment

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (August 4, 2021) – Firefighters working the Buck Rock and Round Top Fires on the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District are continuing to make good progress on strengthening fire lines. The Buck Rock Fire, located 5 miles north of Trail, remains 17 acres, and the Round Top […]

News | August 3, 2021

ODF Infrared Flight Finds Two New Fires Overnight

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (August 3, 2021) – An overnight flight of Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Multi-Mission Aircraft fixed-wing plane detected two new fires on the Southwest Oregon District, and confirmed a third that resources had already been dispatched to. Using a combination of infrared technology and night vision goggles, the plane can […]