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ODF Southwest Responds to 14 Fires Following Two Days of Thunderstorms

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (July 31, 2021) – Following two consecutive days of thunderstorms in the Rogue Valley, Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District (SWO) has responded to 14 fires across the district that are believed to be lightning-caused. The majority of these fires are already extinguished; only two remain active, however, […]

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Cause Determined in Redwood Highway Fire

SELMA, Ore. (July 26, 2021) –  The cause of the Redwood Highway Fire located on Highway 199 MP 23 has been determined to be a catalytic converter from a vehicle traveling northeast toward Grants Pass. In all, six starts were found between milepost 17 and 23, including two smaller fires at mileposts 17 and 19 […]

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Fire Prevention Regulations Increase for Industrial Operations This Week

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (July 26, 2021) – Increased fire danger on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Southwest Oregon District has made it necessary to increase the fire prevention measures on industrial operations, such as logging sites and other commercial operations. Industrial Fire Precaution Level III (IFPL 3) takes effect Wednesday, […]

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Redwood Highway Fire 100% Contained

SELMA, Ore. (July 25, 2021) – Following an aggressive initial attack, continuous overnight work and day shift mop-up, the Redwood Highway Fire located along Highway 199 MP 23 south of Selma is now 100% contained. Firefighters were able to complete hazard tree removal and mop-up operations by 2 p.m. on Sunday, and finished a final […]

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Despite Limited Resources Overnight, Redwood Highway Fire 45% Contained

SELMA, Ore. (July 25, 2021) – Firefighters working the Redwood Highway Fire overnight have made excellent progress despite limited resources overnight and hazard trees in the area; the fire is 100% lined and 45% contained. It’s located on Highway 199 milepost 23, approximately four miles south of Selma. Through GPS mapping, the fire and multiple […]

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Fire Danger Level Increases to Extreme on ODF-Protected Lands

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (July 12, 2021) – The fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Jackson and Josephine counties rises to “extreme” (red) at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. This affects 1.8 million acres of state, private, county and Bureau of Land Management lands within […]

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