SWO Fire

News | September 18, 2021

Widespread Rain Allows For A Decrease In Public And Industrial Fire Restrictions

JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. (Sept. 18, 2021) – A combination of widespread rain and a steady drop in temperatures has made it possible to ease off on some public and industrial fire prevention regulations on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District. Effective Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., […]

News | September 9, 2021

Mop-Up Operations Continue on Fielder Creek Fire

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (September 9, 2021) – Mop-up operations on the Fielder Creek Fire, located northwest of Rogue River on the 900-block of Fielder Creek road, continued overnight; firefighters were able to reach 75 feet into the perimeter around the entire fire, meeting, and in some areas exceeding, their goal. Fire lines are continuing to […]

News | September 8, 2021

Fire Lines Hold on Fielder Creek Fire, Steady Progress Made

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (September 8, 2021) – Resources assigned to the Fielder Creek Fire, located northwest of Rogue River on the 900-block of Fielder Creek road, continued to further progress on the incident, bolstering fire lines, falling hazardous trees and continuing mop-up operations. The fire remains 32 acres, affecting private and Bureau of Land Management […]

News | September 8, 2021

Fielder Creek Fire, Northwest of Rogue River,100% Lined and Plumbed Overnight

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. (September 8, 2021) – Firefighters assigned to the Fielder Creek Fire, located northwest of Rogue River on the 900-block of Fielder Creek road, were able to complete the fire line along the entire perimeter of the fire overnight. By early Wednesday morning, crews had lined and plumbed the entire incident with hose, […]

News | September 2, 2021

As Board Mountain Fire Mop-up Continues, ODF Firefighters Catch New Start at Two Acres

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. (September 2, 2021) – Firefighters assigned to the Board Mountain Fire, located northwest of Trail off of Highway 227, were able to meet their goal of mopping up 50 feet into the perimeter on Thursday, and continued to fall hazardous trees 300 feet into the perimeter. The fire remains 36 acres, affecting […]

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 […]