Fire Info, Resources and Links
A guide to connecting to services, information and opportunities to help during the wildfire crisis.
The State of Oregon has a comprehensive guide to wildfire information and resources.
State and federal officials are encouraging Oregon residents affected by the
wildfires and straight-line winds, which began on Sept. 7 and are continuing, to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a variety of loans, grants and other disaster recovery assistance:
The first step toward accessing FEMA help is to register.
News & Information:
- InciWeb Incident Information System: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
- Fire Updates from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department: https://www.facebook.com/SiskiyouCountySheriff/
- Locations of ongoing fires and hotspots in Oregon: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/6329d5e4e13748b9b9f7f33f06a3c376/
- Klamath-Siskiyou Wildfire Dashboard: https://www.kswild.org/fire-dashboard
- Fire safety information and emergency alerts in Ashland: www.fireadaptedashland.org
- Information on the Two Four Two Fire: firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-846-8174
- U.S. Forest Service - Fremont -Winema National Forest Facebook updates: https://www.facebook.com/R6FWNF
- Information on the Slater Fire and Devil Fire on the Klamath National Forest Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KlamathNF/
- Contact information for the Slater Fire: email@example.com; 530-324-2528
- Josephine County evacuation information: https://www.facebook.com/josephinecountyEM & https://www.co.josephine.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=2275
- Josephine County Fire Information Center: (541) 474-5305
- South Obenchain Fire contact: Jackson County Emergency Management Office: (541) 776-7338 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jackson County Evacuation Information: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff/
- Jackson County Evacuation Map: https://jcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3caa39804db54631a61007180d5ef415
- North Complex Fire Information: email@example.com; (530) 316-4487; https://www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas/
- Almeda Drive Fire Information: https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/779702329456725?alias=779702329456725&latitude=47.60644745522113&longitude=-122.30423155995105&source=search
- Medford Area Citizen Cares Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/370307553973996
- See who has marked themselves safe in the Almeda and Obenchain fires: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/022badb7807140038117dfd1d3db600c
- Oregon's Wildfire Damage Housing Relief is offering applicants up to $7,000 in assistance for people who have lost their homes to the wildfires.
- Edgewater Christian Fellowship in Grants Pass is offering shelter and meals daily. https://facebook.com/edgewaterfellowship/
- Jackson County Fairgrounds has a full-service evacuation center with beds, shelter, food and medical care. https://www.attheexpo.com/sectionindex.asp?SectionID=2
New Life Church of the Nazarene has shelter, clothing, food, bedding and parking spaces. Availability is limited and visitors are encouraged to call ahead.
1974 E. McAndrews Rd., Medford (541)-779-7777
- Food 4 Less, 2230 Biddle Rd., Medford, is offering their parking lot for evacuees to stay.
- Klamath Family Warming Center — which is usually closed until winter — has shelter, beds, food, bathrooms, kitchen facilities and some RV parking. http://www.klcas.org/warming-center/
- An Oregonian may request replacement of SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits lost due to a disaster. The request must be received within 10 days of the disaster or loss, either verbally or in writing (please call your local office ASAP so that your request can be documented).
- The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant has free hot meals during regular business hours. https://theblacksheep.com/
- Ashland Middle School and Ashland High School will serve free meals for everyone from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Peace House delivers free meals 7 days a week to the following locations: Ashland Creek Park - 4:20 p.m. ; Lithia Park Gazebo - 4:35; Triangle Park - 5 p.m.; Mistletoe/Tolman Creek - 5:20 p.m.
- Free meals are available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at North Medford High School, Jefferson Elementary School, Howard Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Oak Grove Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School
- The Ashland Emergency Food Bank has food resources Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 560 Clover Lane; (541) 488-9544
- Dial 511 for road closure information. There is a push button menu and you can get information by following the menu and entering in the highway number.
- Find updates on road closures from the Oregon Department of Transportation. https://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/Road-Conditions?curRegion=0&mainNav=RoadConditions
- Rogue Valley Transportation District is offering shuttles running to and from the Jackson County Fairgrounds and a temporary bus line to the Expo.
- Rogue Valley Humane Society is opening a pet food bank. https://roguevalleyhumanesociety.org/
- Medford Animal Hospital is offering boarding facilities. https://www.medfordanimalhospital.com/
- Rogue Valley Equestrian Facebook group has resources for transporting livestock: https://www.facebook.com/groups/444953426078982
Health & Hygiene:
- The Oregon Prescription Drug Program gives uninsured Oregonians a discount on their prescription medications. They will be handling urgent requests for fire evacuees. https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hpa/dsi-opdp/Pages/index.aspx
- Download Oregon DEQ's OregonAIR app. https://action.wydenforsenate.com/page/m/37550a4a/39396e6f/68343cc4/3d65256/3894844690/VEsF/?g=NVgSXHy8bT5U5Dak1UvEU1A
- Check air quality in Oregon with this visual map. https://aqicn.org/map/oregon/
- Jackson Care Connect is offering early prescription refills for all of their patients. (855) 722-8208 https://jacksoncareconnect.org/home
- Medford Gospel Mission is offering free clothing for anyone affected by the fires. They are open every day from 12-4. https://medfordgospelmission.org/
How to help:
- Donate to United Way Fire Funds
- American Red Cross needs money, volunteers, and blood.
- To offer additional shelter space, contact the Homeless Task Force in Medford or the City of Medford. jccommunityservicesconsortium.org/homeless-task-force/
- Cash donations to Rogue Credit Union's Fire Relief Fund will be matched up to a total of $100,000. https://donorbox.org/roguevalleyfirerelief
- Ashland Public Schools will be accepting donations of water, toiletries, hygiene products, diapers, wipes, bikes, tents and sleeping bags at Ashland High School from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 12.
- Grange Co-op locations are now accepting pet and livestock donations. Donated supplies will be distributed to the city’s large evacuation hubs.
- Mutual Aid for Rogue Valley Communities is collecting water bottles, hand towels, masks, non-perishable food, diapers, baby formula, blankets, sanitary products, sleeping bags, pet food, toilet paper, and first aid kits.
Drop-off sites: South Ashland - 770 Faith St. ; North Ashland - 223 Maple St.; Medford YMCA
- Connect directly with people who need help through Rogue Valley Recovers.