Ashland, Oregon Information in Emergency Events

AIIEE expected to be discontinued has, I believe, reached the end of its useful lifespan. Since it began, the number of sources for local news have grown, and AIIEE feels redundant. Plus, its impact has been very low, and I feel I can’t give it sufficient care to make it effective.

The Twitter List at right is one way to get news. You can always find this list at

If you would like to propose some further life for AIIEE, please email this address: “paul” at

Thanks for visiting!

—Paul Collins

Posted by Paul Collins on Tue, 25 Sep 2018

Klamathon Fire evacuations have not reached Ashland

[Update 7/9/18 8:45AM:] City of Ashland has posted an update including links to updated CalFire status. Just start at the City of Ashland Home Page to get current info (“News” section).

Also on the home page is info to sign up for Ashland’s brand new notification system, Nixle.

The links below are already out of date – see above

The area immediately south of Highway 66 was given a Level 2 (Be Set) evacuation notice at 2:45 PM. An Ashland resident reported receiving an automated Level 2 notice, but this must have been in error.

The evacuation notices are described here: 2:45PM CalFire press release .

For an official evacuation map, see this Ashland City news page (For up to date info, read the embedded CalFire press release along with the map).

Sunday evening Klamathon Fire Incident Status

Posted by Paul Collins on Sun, 8 Jul 2018

Vegetation fire near Emigrant Lake

Multiple fire units are responding to a fire in the middle or east side of Emigrant Lake, reported at 8:05PM (Monday, August 7). Observers on the west side can see the smoke, which seems to be moving north. A small thunderstorm appears to have provided some rain on or near the fire.

Update 9:33PM: Fire crews still busy working the fire. “A lot” of smoke still visible from near the lake.

Update 9:43PM: We expect this will be an overnight operation. Please stay away from the area (if you don’t need to go there) as fire vehicles are likely to be moving on 66 and nearby roads. Other fires have occurred today in southwest Oregon, including a 10-acre fire near Lost Creek Lake.

Update 8 August 10:05AM: No more smoke from this incident is visible from the west side of the lake. Thanks to Ashland Fire, District 5, and ODF for their effective response! For updates on other fires, see the aiiee twitter list (at right).

Posted by Paul Collins on Mon, 7 Aug 2017

Smoky underburn in Siskiyou Mountain Park

The smoke in the hills southwest of Ashland is quite visible at the moment. An underburn in Siskiyou Mountain Park, in the hills south of Walker Avenue, was scheduled and is the apparent source of the smoke. We have not seen any fire dispatches at this time, so that indicates no problems.

More info

Smoke and Wildfire info hotline: (541) 552-2490

Posted by Paul Collins on Tue, 9 May 2017

Flood Watch for tonight (1/7/17) and Sunday in Medford and Ashland

With snow on the ground, heavy rain is forecast to combine with melting snow, which may cause local flooding late Saturday night (1/7) through Sunday night, according to a Flood Watch posted by NWS.

Here at the southeastern, more elevated part of Ashland, snow continues to fall at this writing. But this is turning to freezing rain across the Rogue Valley, causing hazardous, slippery driving, and a new storm with lots of rain is expected to start tonight. Rain will continue through at least Tuesday.

Posted by Paul Collins on Sat, 7 Jan 2017

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