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Fires Created By Monday's Storm Activity Contained

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th August NewsRogue River Drivewildfire
The Oregon Department of Forestry is reporting that no homes were damaged and no injuries were suffered in a fire along Rogue River Drive and Dry Creek Road that started yesterday afternoon at 4:30. The blaze grew quickly to 100 acres, and plumes of smoke could be seen from Central Point.Read More »

Wildfire Breaks Out Near Hood River

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th June Newswildfire
A wildfire broke out before dawn Wednesday in the Columbia Gorge and spread quickly. The fire was in Hood River County forest land, on about 75 acres. Fires usually calm overnight with increasing humidity, but this one didn't.Read More »

Fire Grows, Destroys Another Home In Government Flat Complex

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st August NewsGovernment Flat Complexwildfire
Strong winds continue to stoke a fire in the Columbia Gorge that has burned a third house and is now pushing into the edge of the Mount Hood National Forest. Fire spokesman Justin de Ruyter said Wednesday the Government Flat Complex has grown to more than 13 square miles in an area 10 miles southwest of The Dalles.Read More »

Warm Springs Fire Moves Into Forested Area

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th July NewsWarm Springs Reservationwildfire
A fire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon has expanded into a forested upland, complicating the battle against a 6-day-old blaze. The growth of the Sunnyside Turnoff fire has slowed - it's now estimated at 74 square miles.Read More »

Grass Fire In Hugo Caused by Unattended Burn Pile

By Jim McCoy Fri 3rd May NewsHugowildfire
Unattended burns piles were responsible for a 2-acre fire yesterday in the Josephine County community of Hugo on Livingston Way. The Rural-Metro Fire Department responded to the call at around 3:30 p.m. They were able to put the fire out in 20 minutes.Read More »

ODF Offering Reward For Help With Fire Investigation

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th September NewsSlate Creek Firewildfire

The Oregon Department of Forestry wants to find who was responsible for the September 3rd Slate Creek Fire that burned 160 acres of forest land. A reward is being offered for information.Read More »

Goff Fire Nears Containment

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th September NewsFort Complex FiresGoff Firewildfire

As of this morning, the Goff Fire in the Klamath National Forest is 92 percent contained, and may be fully contained by day's end. Firefighters are in the final stages of containing the northwest corner of the fire, working in the Red Buttes Wilderness in the area between Goff Butte and Butte Fork Trail.Read More »

Seiad Valley Evacuation Remains In Effect

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th August NewsGoff FireSeiad Valleywildfire

The mandatory evacuation for residents of Seiad Valley remains in effect as the Goff Fire continues to burn. At latest word, the fire has grown to 16,765 acres and is 16 percent contained.Read More »

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