Whiskey Fire

Wildfire, Road Closure Update For August 9th- 10:26 a.m.

Forestry officials are reporting steady progress today on the wildfires burning around the region. Thanks to some clearing, helicopters were able to make water drops on hot spots in the 2,020 acre Labrador Fire. As they are with other fires, managers are keeping a watchful eye for lightning strikes, as thunderstorms remain in the forecast. A red flag is being issued.Read More »

Flames Cause Firefighters To Retreat At Whiskey Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th August NewsWhiskey Firewildfires
Fire crews on one of four major fires in southwestern Oregon may have to reassess their strategy after retreating from flames that jumped roads and fire lines Tuesday evening. Spokeswoman Alexis West says there were about 100 firefighters on the southern flank of the Whiskey Fire in the Umpqua National Forest when the flames came rushing up from Beaver Creek. She says it's not cRead More »

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