Hay Baler Damaged in Goshen Grass Fire

Goshen, Ore. — Warm temperatures and dry conditions posed a challenge to firefighters who battled a grass fire at a Goshen farm Monday afternoon. Crews from Goshen and Pleasant Hill Fire Districts, along with South Lane Fire & Rescue and the Oregon Department of Forestry, responded to the emergency around 12:45 p.m., after someone reported … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire: 55% Contained Thursday

Bend, Ore. — Fire crews have passed the half-way point in containment efforts of the Two Bulls Fire, burning west of Bend. According to the Central Oregon Fire Information Center website, the wildfire is 55% contained as of Thursday morning. Crews say that means the fire will not grow larger that its current 6,908-acre size. … Continue reading »

Illegal Burning Could Cost You

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Although Wednesday kicks off the start of fire season in Douglas County on DFPA lands, fire season is still not under way on ODF protected lands. On Monday, the burn ban in Lane County begins, meaning home owners could rack up hefty fines for illegal burning. Once fire season starts, the use … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire: 25% Contained Tuesday

Bend, Ore. — The Two Bulls Fire burning west of Bend is 25% contained as of Tuesday morning. According to authorities in a 10:00 a.m. News conference Tuesday, crews have finished building a line around the fire. Fire crews say the weather is helping their efforts. “The winds were good to us yesterday,” said Captain … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Wildfire at 25% Containment

Bend, Ore. — More than 800 personnel are on the fire line fighting the Two Bulls Fire just west of Bend. Crews have been fighting the flames day and night since Saturday.  As of Monday evening, the fire was 25% contained, which is a drastic  improvement from Sunday’s zero containment. Officials say only 50 of … Continue reading »

Burn Ban Begins in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire season is just around the corner. There is no date set for the season this year, but the Oregon Department of Forestry will start training firefighter next week. The ban on backyard burning also begins next week, on June 16th. ODF is already warning people to be cautious. The latest report … Continue reading »

Start to 2014 Fire Season

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Southern Oregon is entering a fire season, which some say could be the worst one in the region’s history. Brian Ballou with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) said Monday he expects an active fire season, similar to last year. In fact, the season is starting just one day before last year’s, … Continue reading »

S. Oregon Fire Season Starts Monday

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Starting Monday at 12:01 a.m., wildfire season will officially begin for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties. Declaring fire season means putting restrictions on debris burning. It also prohibits the use of fireworks, release of sky lanterns, the discharge of exploding targets, and the discharge of tracer ammunition. Fire officials say these prevention … Continue reading »

Fire Season Still in Effect

EUGENE, Ore. — The recent rain has helped lower the fire danger risk in the Willamette National Forest. The Forest Service says we still have about four weeks left of the fire season. The Forest Service Fire Management Officer Sean Stafford says there will be other fires, but they’re confident we won’t see any large … Continue reading »

Fire Burns North of Eugene

COBURG HILLS, Ore. — Firefighters are working from the ground and the sky to put out a fire burning about two and a half acres in the Coburg Hills. A helicopter dumped water on the blaze on Friday evening as more than a dozen firefighters worked to extinguish it.  Officials from the Oregon Department of … Continue reading »

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