Scattered thunderstorms produce nine fires, largest near Gerber

Scattered thunderstorms produce nine fires, largest near Gerber

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – In the past 24 hours, nine lightning-caused fires have been confirmed with the largest fire being the Adobe Fire located south of the Gerber Reservoir. The Adobe Fire is approximately 40 acres, with multiple resources on scene including engines, aircraft, and handcrews.

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Fall Prescribed Fire Season starting in South Central Oregon

Fall Prescribed Fire Season starting in South Central Oregon

Lakeview, Ore. – Planned fall prescribed fire operations will start as soon as conditions allow for smoke management and desired prescription outcomes. Fire managers on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview District Bureau of land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex are looking for opportunities to apply prescribed fire to the landscape.

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Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Southern Oregon – Franklin’s bumblebee has the smallest geographic range of any bumblebee species in North America. The hills of southwest Oregon and northern California are where this elusive bee calls home. Although it has always been hard to spot, the bee has not been observed in its native habitat since 2006.

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Minimal Growth on the Ward Fire overnight [VIDEO]

Minimal Growth on the Ward Fire overnight [VIDEO]

The Ward Fire has had minimal growth since yesterday due to the moist and cool conditions and effective dozer lines built directly against the burning perimeter on the northern flank of the fire. Last night, firefighters worked to mop up 30 feet in on the fireline in the northwest flank of the fire. Crews also worked to install hose lays along the completed dozer line on the northeast portion.

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Ward Fire burns over 1300 acres

Ward Fire burns over 1300 acres

The Ward Fire started early afternoon August 9th, 2019 when a lightning storm came through the area. The fire instantly started running and spotting, aided by topography and winds. Crews from ODF and BLM along with Green Diamond timber company rapidly responded.

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Tucker Fire 2,461 Acres and Growing

Tucker Fire 2,461 Acres and Growing

Newell, Calif. - The Tucker Fire, started yesterday afternoon along the east side of Hwy 139 near Dry Lake, was last reported at 2,461 acres. 200 Firefighters from eight different resources responded to the fire and immediately reported erratic fire behavior and activity in all areas of the fire.

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16 Lightning fires burning

16 Lightning fires burning

Firefighters confirmed six additional lightning fires yesterday afternoon.  This brings the total to 16 lightning-caused fires with a combined acreage of fewer than five acres as of last night.  The largest fire is 1.5 acres.  There are firefighting resources on all 16 fires.

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2019 Fire Season Goes into Effect

2019 Fire Season Goes into Effect

Upcoming and forecasted warming and drying weather conditions have prompted fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties to declare fire season beginning Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:01 AM on lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District, Oregon Department of Forestry and the Walker Range Forest Patrol Association.

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Walden Votes 'No' on Democrat Funding Bill, 'Yes' to Re-Opening Several Agencies

Walden Votes 'No' on Democrat Funding Bill, 'Yes' to Re-Opening Several Agencies

Washington D.C. - Consistent with his voting record on border security measures, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today voted against a Democratic short-term funding bill that lacked adequate resources to secure America’s borders and address illegal immigration.

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Target Shooting Ruled Official Cause of Stukel fire

Target Shooting Ruled Official Cause of Stukel fire

The cause of the Stukel Fire, which began in Klamath Falls Sunday afternoon, has been identified. A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Law Enforcement investigation determined the fire started in an area being used for target shooting and evidence of exploding targets was collected.  

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Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 18, 2018

Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 18, 2018

KLAMATH FALLS OR. – Hard work by firefighters on the ground combined with air resources has resulted in 90 percent containment of the 518 acre Stukel Fire. Fire crews will continue mop up operations today while addressing rehabilitation needs from dozer line created during suppression of the fire.

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Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

KLAMATH FALLS OR. – With assistance from air support, firefighters made great progress on the fire, increasing the containment to 70 percent by connecting lines on the north side of the Stukel fire from the west to the east. The line on the east side of the fire, to protect infrastructure, is in place keeping the fire from moving towards communications towers and private property.

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Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Firefighters continue to work on establishing control lines on the south end of Stukel Mountain. Priority is to keep the fire east of Hill Road, and south and west of Stukel Road.

Suppression priority today will be protection of private property, and the communications site on the summit of Stukel Mountain.

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