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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
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MEDFORD, OR 97501
November 28, 2020
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Jackson County, Phoenix, and Talent Recommend...

Jackson County, Phoenix, and Talent Recommend...

MEDFORD, OREGON — Jackson County, and both Talent and Phoenix are currently recommending that you do not attempt to clean up your property yourself.  Burned properties may contain hazards ...

South Obenchain fire 25% contained

South Obenchain fire 25% contained

Reported by Ashland Daily Tidings: Thanks to some moderate airflow, the smoke cleared out enough to allow some firefighting aircraft to get off the ground. 

Chapter 8: Let's Get Funding Now

Chapter 8: Let's Get Funding Now

For the past couple of years your Jackson County Commissioners, Colleen Roberts, Rick Dyer and Bob Strosser have relentlessly worked to avoid a repeat of the 2018 summer months filled with choking smoke from wildfires all around us. 

‘Air quality advisory’ issued for Jackson,...

‘Air quality advisory’ issued for Jackson,...

Reported by KDRV: Jackson, Klamath, and Lake counties are now under an "air quality advisory" from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) due to smoke creeping north from wildfires in California. "With the...

Hundreds of wildfires wreak havoc in California

Hundreds of wildfires wreak havoc in California

There are so many fires they can’t keep an accurate count as dozens of smaller fires merge into larger ones, testing fire crews to the limits and threatening thousands of homes.

Five dead in California wildfires

Five dead in California wildfires

Firefighting crews are losing ground against hundreds of wildfires now burning across California, and prisoner crews which normally work the front lines are unavailable.

Oregon Gov. Brown declares state of emergency...

Oregon Gov. Brown declares state of emergency...

Ashland Daily Tidings: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday declared a state of emergency because of what she called the imminent threat of wildfire across state. Much of the state is now in extreme fire danger, and red flag warnings have...

Gov. Brown addresses Oregon’s 2020 wildfire season

Gov. Brown addresses Oregon’s 2020 wildfire season

Reported by KTVL: The governor publicly addresses the increase in wildfires throughout Oregon as residents in some areas are being evacuated and firefighters work hard to contain the flames.

Grave Creek Fire contained; fire crew mopping up

Grave Creek Fire contained; fire crew mopping up

Reported by KDRV: A fire which sparked up between Sunny Valley and Wimer is mostly contained after fire crews quickly got a hold on the flames. The fire has burned approximately 2.1 acres.

Red Salmon Complex 35 percent contained, 7,053...

Red Salmon Complex 35 percent contained, 7,053...

Reported  by KDRV: The Red Fire, the largest in the complex, remains only 14 percent contained and covers more than 7,000 acres. It constitutes the largest threat for growth as Red Flag conditions emerge on Monday.

Fire crews getting a handle on Worthington Fire

Fire crews getting a handle on Worthington Fire

Reported by KDRV: Over the last few days, firefighter crews have been able to get ahead of the fire, holding the flames to 750 acres with 70 percent containment. Fire crews are continuing to mop-up the flames in the interior of the fire.

Crash between car and motorcycle grass fire in...

Crash between car and motorcycle grass fire in...

Reported by Fox 26: Applegate Fire District 9 and Oregon Department of Forestry responded to the fire on the morning of August 1.

Firefighters, helicopters, tankers hammer fire...

Firefighters, helicopters, tankers hammer fire...

Reported by Ashland Tidings: Firefighters and supporting crews responded quickly and aggressively to contain the Worthington Fire, which spread quickly due to dry vegetation and other high-risk conditions.

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