Fire Season

By October 30, 2018Blog Posts

U.S. Forest Service- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Concurrent with the Oregon Department of Forestry’s declaration of fire season officially ending today, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest’s fire danger has been reduced to low.

This year, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest suppressed 84 fires totaling 222,513 acres and hosted 40 Incident Management Teams in cooperation with the Umpqua National Forest, the Klamath National Forest, the Medford District Bureau of Land Management and the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Medford Air Tanker Base pumped a total of 1.45 million gallons of retardant delivered in 423 separate missions.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we wind down a very long fire year. We have some remaining necessary tasks, including fire suppression repair, road work, and wrapping up finances. As such…I also want to thank every firefighter and their families for all of their hard work in keeping our communities safe this year. ” said Forest Supervisor Merv George, Jr.