Portion of Highway 230 Near Crater Lake Remains Closed

Oregon 230 (West Diamond Lake Highway) remains closed due to wildfire, with no estimated time to reopen.

The highway closure is now at the intersection with Oregon 62 (mile post 0), north of Union Creek. The closure spans north to its intersection with Oregon 138 near Diamond Lake (MP 24).

Travelers must take alternate routes. Oregon 138 between Roseburg and U.S.Read More »

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Small Southern Wildfire Destroys Cars, Shed

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd July Newswildfire

A small wildfire in southern Oregon destroyed two cars and a shed.

The Herald and News of Klamath Falls reports (http://is.gd/4v1l1L ) one firefighter needed medical attention.

The lightning-caused fire scorched about 25 acres Tuesday afternoon near the California state line.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Scott Rice says three homes were threatened, buRead More »

UPDATED 10:48 pm) Boles Fire In Weed Destroys Over 100 Structures,

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th September NewsBoles Firewildfire
UPDATE: As of 8:48 p.m., Cal Fire is saying the Boles Fire in the Weedarea is 15% contained and has grown to 350 acres. Highway 97 and Interstate 5 are still experiencing road closures.Read More »

Wednesday Morning Update On Happy Camp & 790 Fires

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th September News790 fireHappy Camp Complexwildfire
Two more residences and two outbuildings were claimed Monday by the Happy Camp Fire in northern California. Two other buildings suffered damage; this was along Scott River Road in the area of McGuffy Creek. The 105,194 acre Happy Camp Complex is 30 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. Today, winds from the east-northeast are expected to favor firefighting on the east flank.Read More »

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 »


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