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Aug 10, 2012 at 2:11 PM
The Barry Point fire jumped a containment line late Thursday and headed toward the western edge of Drews Reservoir, prompting an evacuation notice for about 15 homes.
Jul 23, 2012 at 2:57 PM

The Willamette National Forest would like to invite you to a potluck picnic in celebration of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Longbow Organization Camp.

The picnic, which is...
Sep 6, 2011 at 1:24 PM
A 200-acre forest fire threatens at least one private cabin, a historic fire lookout and a forest guard station available for rent to the public.
Aug 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM
Margaret Atkins has spent 18 summers perched atop Warner Mountain southeast of Oakridge in a fire lookout. With lightning in the forecast, lookouts like Atkins are on high alert.
Aug 8, 2011 at 5:26 PM
OAKRIDGE, Ore. - Margaret Atkins has spent 18 summers perched atop Warner Mountain southeast of Oakridge in a fire lookout. "You're always looking out and looking for smoke," she said. With lightning in the forecast, lookouts like Atkins are on high...
Jul 19, 2011 at 5:00 AM
The number of staffed forest fire lookouts keeps dwindling in Oregon, Washington and California as technology replaces human eyes.
Jul 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM
The number of staffed forest fire lookouts keeps dwindling in Oregon, Washington and California as technology replaces human eyes.
Mar 31, 2011 at 10:37 AM
When the Fremont Point Cabin burned down, Forest Service managers promised they would try to rebuild.
Feb 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM
Pioneers started with an old Native American trail up the McKenzie River in 1862. Engineers improved the route for tourism in the 1920s. Now the Old McKenzie Highway is a nationally recognized historic place. >>> Photo Gallery
Aug 25, 2010 at 12:41 PM
Clayton Weir has a job that would make many people jealous. He works from home. He makes his own hours. He has a beautiful view and, most of the time, it is pretty low stress.
Aug 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM
Clayton Weir works from home and makes his own hours but spends the summer alone — except for his trusty dog Jack — on a high mountaintop overlooking ridge upon ridge of forested wilderness. | Photo Gallery: Historic photos of Table Rock Lookout
Jul 7, 2009 at 12:07 PM
The 350-acre wildfire that prompted evacuations of a campground and a fire lookout in Central Oregon was 10 percent contained Tuesday morning. No homes have been evacuated, and no injuries to people or damage to private property has been reported.
Jul 6, 2009 at 12:17 PM
Fire crews evacuated a campground and a fire lookout Monday as precautions as crews raced to battle a wildfire on Black Butte. The fire has already burned more than 300 acres so far and most likely was started by lightning.
Jun 30, 2008 at 6:01 PM
Weather officials say that with more than 100 lightning-caused wildfires burning along the Oregon-California border, heavy smoke should continue in the Rogue Valley for the next few days.