I-5 Reopens Despite Roadside Wildfire

[UPDATE 12:55P.M.] Caltrans says northbound lanes are open again. One lane southbound is still closed. [UPDATE 12:20P.m.] Caltrans is reporting, One of the Southbound lanes are now open. [UPDATE 11:50a.m.] KRCR is reporting the fire is burning near the community of Mountain Gate near Wonderland Boulevard. Residents of the Wonderland Mobile Home Park are being … Continue reading »

Harry & David Bought by 1800Flowers.com

MEDFORD, Ore. — According to the official statement released by the two companies, 1-800 FLOWERS.com will acquire Harry and David for nearly $150 million. The deal includes Harry and David’s brands and websites. Also included are the Harry and David headquarters, 47 retail stores, and the Medford manufacturing and distribution centers, as well as Medford … Continue reading »

Suspects in Custody After Shooting

    [UPDATE 12:24 PM] There are now 3 people in custody related to the shooting of a Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy on Wednesday. Christopher Holmgren was arrested Wednesday for violating his probation because he was associating with felons, who may or may not have been Karey Pascoe and William Parkerson, the other two suspects … Continue reading »

Several Small Fires Causing Smoke

[UPDATE: 9:13 P.M.] — The Oregon Department of Forestry confirmed there are several fires that began on Monday evening. The largest burning in the area is the Old Blue Fire that fire officials estimate is about 40 acres burning near Foots Creek Road. Air resources were used on the fire including helicopters and tankers until … Continue reading »

Rogue River Rd Fire Now Six Times Larger

10:30AM UPDATE: New Estimates put the fire at 600 acres, 10% containment. 229 people are working the fire, along with 8 helicopters and 3 airtankers. SHADY COVE, Ore. — Fire Crews battling the fire near Shady Cove are taking advantage of the rain’s help reinforcing the south side of the fire where it grew out … Continue reading »

Rogue River Drive Fire Doubles in Size

Medford, Ore. — The fire burning on Rogue River Drive is now 100 acres. It has doubled in size in the last hour. While the sun was up, 2 air tankers and 5 helicopters as well as hand crews and engines were on the fire. There is currently no containment but 5 threatened homes in the … Continue reading »

Rogue River Drive Fire 100 Acres

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — Fire crews are working on a 100 acre fire burning on Rogue River Road between Eagle Point and Shady Cove. Crews have taken a defensive position around 5 homes in the path of the fire. Fire officials say 15 to 20 homes are threatened total. The public information officer on the fire says … Continue reading »

Evacuation for Klamath River Canyon

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Klamath County is issuing a level three evacuation for the Klamath River Canyon. The evacuation is in place from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border.  This includes Topsey Grade Road and Picard Road. Sheriff’s Deputies have been communicating with CAL Fire to put this evacuation in place.  Fire officials … Continue reading »

Widespread Wildfire Investigations

GRANTS PASS, Ore.– [UPDATE 11:50 P.M. Salt Creek Fire Burns Near Wimer] Crews are monitoring about two dozen fires in areas outside of Grants Pass and Ashland. The newest reported fire is near Sprignett Butte. In just about 20 minutes, the fire jumped from zero to 25 acres. As of 6:30 p.m. fire crews were still … Continue reading »

Fire Between Whittle Ave and Corona Ave

MEDFORD, Ore. — Initial reports from Medford Police say heavy machinery may have been the cause of a grass fire between Whittle Avenue and Corona Avenue that was knocked down in less than an hour. The fire began near Best Buy just after 6 p.m. on Thursday evening. Police say the fire was threatening several homes and … Continue reading »

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