Holloway Fire Contained, Barry Point Fire Stopped

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th August Newswildfires

The state Department of Forestry says the massive Holloway fire is now almost 100 contained. The lightning-caused blaze has scorched 245,505 acres in Oregon and 215,542 acres in Nevada since igniting earlier this month.
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The Latest on the Gold Hill and Barry Point Fires

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th August Newswildfires

Over 1,300 firefighters are at work on the Barry Point fire south of Lakeview. According to Rogue Weather.com, at last report, evacuations were in place as extreme fire behavior is being reported.  Read More »

Wildfire Update

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th August Newswildfires

Forestry officials are reporting progress being made on the wildfires burning in Oregon, California and Nevada.Read More »

Portions of Pacific Crest Trail Between Highway 138 & 58 Closed Due To Wildfire

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th August NewsPacific Crest Trailwildfires

Two wildfires broke out Tuesday afternoon in the Umpqua National Forest, approximately six miles northeast of Lemolo Lake near Windigo Butte. Crews are at work to suppress the 11 acre Cow Horn fire and the 75 acre Butte fire.Read More »

Fort Complex Fires Continue Burning

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th August NewsFort Complex Fireswildfires

A group of wildfires known as the Fort Complex Fire grew by over 800 acres Monday, bringing the total acreage burned to 2,639. All told, the fire is 17 percent contained.Read More »

Fort Complex Fire Update

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th August NewsFort Complex Fireswildfires

Firefighters continue to experience challenging conditions in fighting the Fort Complex fire in Oregon and California. Hot and dry weather are causing concern, as is shifts in the wind. Relative humidity measurements have been coming in at 12 to 13 percent; fire managers become concerned with any reading below 20 percent.Read More »

Fort Complex Fire Challenges Crews

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th August Newswildfires

Fires triggered by lightning strikes Sunday continue to provide challenges and safety hazards for the crews fighting them. Five fires are are being fought with available resources, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service. Hand crews are working strategic line construction, and helicopters are making water drops.Read More »

Rugged Terrain Challenges Firefighters

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th August NewsRed Butte Wilderness Areawildfires

Steep terrain and hot weather are impeding efforts by firefighters to conquer the Lick and Hello Fires in the Red Buttes Wilderness Area. Paul Galloway with the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest says additional crews will be joining the cause today.Read More »

"Good Progress" on Fires in Red Buttes Wilderness Area

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th August NewsRed Butte Wilderness Areawildfires

Good progress is being made on six fires burning in the remote back country in or near the Red Buttes Wilderness Area in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Two fires are now out, one fire contained, and one was expected to be contained today. Another is at 40 percent containment.Read More »

Central Oregon Homes Protected Successfully

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th August NewsCentral Oregon newswildfires

Firefighters have thwarted a fast-moving fire and protected a subdivision of weekend getaway homes in Central Oregon. An evacuation notice was lifted about 10 p.m. Monday in the Three Rivers development about 15 miles northeast of Sisters.
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