Summer is ending, but fire season in Southern Oregon is far from over

  • Source: KOBI-TV NBC 5 Medford
  • Published: 09/22/2021 01:25 AM

It’s the end of summer, but fire season is far from over. Though fall begins Wednesday, we still have some time left this fire season. But how much time, it’s hard to say. It depends on the forecast and conditions. While summer is officially coming to an end, fire season is still in full swing. Our morning meteorologist Bobby Johnston says despite the rain this past weekend, temperatures in the Rogue Valley are heating back up again. “The first day of fall we cool down, but then we are back into these 80’s and 90’s until we’re getting into the end of the week, still some hot temperatures, still some dry conditions,” says Johnston. This fire season saw historic drought conditions and dry fuels across the state, keeping firefighters busy the last several months. Natalie Weber with the Oregon Department of Forestry-Southwest District, says it started seeing consistent fires from the first week of March on.


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