Tag Archives: Fire Season

Officials recap a mild fire season

Now that fire season is over, area officials recapped the quiet season and found even fewer fires in the area to follow last year’s already mild season. Barry Shullenberger, an interagency fire staff officer with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership said he’s, “Happy we got to breathe good fresh air this summer.” Shullenberger […]
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California’s fire season is longer and deadlier than ever, causing annual treks south by Oregon firefighters

Wildfires always have been a normal part of the California landscape, but now the state’s autumn blazes have become a normal part of national news coverage as well. The reason: The fires have become progressively worse in recent years, and experts believe they’re a harbinger of an even bigger problem — climate change. Source: California’s […]
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Editorial: Mid-valley was lucky, but it’s fire season somewhere

You might be familiar with that classic drinking song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” made famous in a recording by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. That song kept popping into our heads as we reflected on the mid-valley’s lighter-than-expected fire season this year. The state’s firefighting agencies recently officially declared the end of Oregon’s 2019 fire […]
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Oregon fire season closes

The shortest fire season Oregon has had since at least the turn of the century is over. The 2019 fire season ended Wednesday on all lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. State statistics indicate there were a total of 923 wildfires on ODF-protected lands this year, burning a total of 16,867 acres, 56% […]
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Summer 2019: the Oregon wildfire season that wasn’t

2019 wasn’t exceptionally cool or wet, but our last few fire seasons had seen temperatures well above average. Sometimes the absence of something can make a bigger impact than its presence. For the summer of 2019 in Oregon — a time of year marked recently by blankets of smoke, warnings about unhealthy air, and evacuation […]
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Fire season comes to an end in Oregon

The 2019 fire season officially came to an end Tuesday on all lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
The 923 wildfires on ODF-protected lands this year is about average. However, because of favorable conditions and successful initial attacks, the 16,867 total acres burned is 56 percent below average. Based on the number of days […]
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Southwest Oregon’s fire season ending October 1

Over and out. Southwest Oregon’s 2019 wildfire season on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry concludes at 12:01 a. m. Tuesday, the agency confirmed. Source: Southwest Oregon’s fire season ending October 1 | Mail Tribune

Fire Season officially ends October 1 for Jackson and Josephine counties

The 2019 Fire Season officially comes to an end on Tuesday for Jackson and Josephine counties, the Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Southwest District has announced. The season ended on Friday for Klamath and Lake counties. “Recent rains and consistent cooler temperatures have made the conclusion of fire season possible,” ODF said in a statement. […]
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Oregon wildfire season mildest since 2004, questions remain

After two wildfire-filled seasons, Oregonians got a chance to catch their breath this summer. Oregon’s fire season was the mildest since 2004 and the least expensive since 2010, according to statistics from the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. Source: Oregon wildfire season mildest since 2004, questions remain

Fire season winding down

The Oregon Department of Forestry isn’t quite ready to let the curtain fall on the 2019 fire season in southwest Oregon, but a Douglas County agency made the call Monday to end its season. The Douglas Forest Protective Association, which protects 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Indian Affairs […]
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