Tag Archives: Wildfires

Wildfire council tells governor to update firefighting tools

Improving Oregon’s ability to fight wildfires could cost an estimated $4 billion, according to the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response, which has outlined more than 50 recommendations the state needs to update its firefighting priorities and techniques. At its final meeting Thursday, the council presented nine months of work that it will give to Gov. […]
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ODF calls an end to Fire Season in Klamath and Lake counties

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has called an end to the 2019 Fire Season for Klamath and Lake counties, according to a statement released on Thursday. Source: ODF calls an end to Fire Season in Klamath and Lake counties

Governor Kate Brown addresses Oregon Council on wildfire response

With a pretty tame fire season winding down, the state is working to lay out plans, to ward off future wildfires. Governor Kate Brown addressed the Oregon Council on wildfire response Thursday morning. Source: Governor Kate Brown addresses Oregon Council on wildfire response

Oregon Has A Mild Wildfire Season

After two wildfire-filled seasons, Oregonians got a break 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 Has A Mild Wildfire Season

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

Wildfire season officially declared over

Another wildfire season is finished. The Oregon Department of Forestry announced that the season for three fire protection districts located west of the Cascade Mountains ended as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The agency cited the heavy amount of rain that has fallen in recent days as driving the decision. Source: Wildfire season officially declared over

Lightning-sparked fire burns 15,000 acres in SE Oregon

A lightning-sparked holdover fire spotted Sunday in southeast Oregon has already grown to about 15,000 acres, fanned by strong winds, and only light precipitation has fallen on the blaze so far, officials said Monday. Source: Lightning-sparked fire burns 15,000 acres in SE Oregon – KTVZ

Another containment leap in Gopher fire fight | Mail Tribune

As of Thursday, the Gopher fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness seemed to be staying put, with containment gradually continuing to inch its way up. The 352-acre blaze burning about 11 miles east of Prospect was considered 15% contained, according to a news release from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Source: Another containment leap […]
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Cool temps slow fire activity

Cooler temperatures over the weekend and recent heavy rain have helped suppress a flurry of small wildfires ignited by lightning last week. The Pacific Fire in the Mount Washington Wilderness was 1 acre in size as of Monday, according to Central Oregon Fire Info site, a multi-agency fire information center. The fire, located between lava […]
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Conditions favor fight against Gopher fire in Southern Oregon

The Gopher fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness was reported at 340 acres Monday morning, according to fire officials. Lower temperatures and wet weather were helping firefighters buy time as they establish fire lines, said Aaron Schuch, incident commander on the fire. Source: Conditions favor fight against Gopher fire in Southern Oregon | Mail […]
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