Jackson County is intimately acquainted with wildfire season. In Spotting Fire we delve into the history of how wildfires in southern Oregon have been monitored for over 100 years, from watchtowers to state of the art technology.

Mixing all new interviews and archival photos and footage, Spotting Fire is the first original short form documentary produced by Jackson County Library Services. Watch the film now on our YouTube channel:

Thanks to Brian Ballou, Janna Little, Steve Little, Natalie Weber, Brenda Tippin, Southern Oregon Digital Archive, Oregon Department of Forestry, Southwest, InciWeb, and the JCLS reference librarians.