Category: Wildfire Update

Wildfire Update | August 2, 2019

East Evans Fire PM Update 8/2/19

Firefighters are making continuous progress on the East Evans Fire, burning in Sams Valley. It’s estimated to be 300 acres, and crews have managed to line 10% of the perimeter within the first five hours.   The East Evans Fire was reported to dispatch as a structure fire at approximately 2 p.m. Friday afternoon in […]

Wildfire Update | August 2, 2019

Panther Gulch Fire Final Update 8/2/19

***This will be the final update for the Panther Gulch Fire unless conditions significantly change.*** Fire lines on the Panther Gulch Fire, located in the Applegate Valley, held overnight Thursday, and allowed nightshift crews to make good progress. Containment has increase to 34%, and accurate GIS mapping has placed the fire at 65 acres, very […]

Wildfire Update | August 1, 2019

Panther Gulch Fire AM Update 8/1/19

Firefighters continue to make steady progress on the Panther Gulch Fire, burning in the Applegate Valley. Despite a few small fires along portions of our perimeter Wednesday night, crews were able to strengthen lines and continue mop-up operations, making progress on the containment of the fire, now 20%. It remains an estimated 70 acres. Crews […]

Wildfire Update | July 31, 2019

Panther Gulch Fire PM Update 7/31/19

Firefighters were able to confirm in the daylight today that the Panther Gulch Fire burning in the Applegate Valley is completely lined, and crews were able to hold those lines today. The fire is still estimated to be around 70 acres, however the steep terrain has made walking the perimeter and mapping the fire for […]

Wildfire Update | July 31, 2019

Panther Gulch Fire AM Update 7/31/19

Firefighters were able to make great progress overnight on the Panther Gulch Fire, lining nearly the entire fire in the first shift. This morning, it’s estimated to be 50 acres, however gps mapping today is expected to give a better picture of the size of the fire. The primary goal today is to hold the […]

Wildfire Update | July 28, 2019

Milepost 97 Fire 7/28/19 Morning Update

The Milepost 97 Fire is burning on land protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association. NOTE: Acreage has been updated using an infrared flight overnight. Acreage will be updated twice daily, evening and morning. All other stats will be updated once. Other news will be posted as it happens and is confirmed. Fire Summary: Strong winds […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Medco B Fire 05/09/19 FINAL Update

*This will be the final update on the Medco B Fire* Crews on the Medco B Fire, located 10 miles north/northeast of Butte Falls, have turned the fire over to the property owner, who will be handling the last of the mop up process. In the last day, firefighters have made strides to up the […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Medco B Fire 05/08/19 Update

Crews are continuing to mop up the Medco B Fire, located 10 miles north/northeast of Butte Falls. It was first reported Saturday afternoon. A Task Force from this fire was sent to the Neil Rock Fire when it broke out Tuesday afternoon. The Southwest Oregon District is continuing to mop up both sites. The cause […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Neil Rock Fire 05/08/19 Evening Update

Crews are continuing to make good progress on the Neil Rock Fire, burning 10 miles northwest of Eagle Point. It remains completely lined, and the fire is 75% contained tonight. Due to this progress, we won’t be staffing the fire overnight, and efforts will continue in the morning. The cause of the fire remains under […]

Wildfire Update | May 14, 2019

Neil Rock Fire 05/08/19 Morning Update

After working through the night, firefighters on the Neil Rock Fire have completely lined the fire, and will continue to mop up the area today. Located 10 miles northwest of Eagle Point, the Neil Rock Fire was initially spotted by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Detection Center cameras Tuesday afternoon around 3:40 pm. One engine […]