With fire season winding down and rains ratcheting up, Josephine County Public Works is gearing up for any problems the weather may cause.
Even though there's not much rain in the forecast for southern Oregon for the next week, Public Works crews have gotten started bringing in resources for the winter.
The fires this year contributed to very dry and loose burn scars, which means the areas are even more susceptible to flooding or mudslides.
Fire crews and public works combine forces during those fires to make sure things work smoothly.
"The [Hugo Road Fire] popped up 11th hour so we had crews flagging for that, whether it's making sign blanks for them to staging some of their equipment in one of our yards they didn't have room for, so we kind of do soup to nuts to help backfill what they're doing," Rob Brandes, the director of Public Works, said.