Broken Bridge Stops Firefighters

RUCH, Ore. – Fire crews were unable to save a house form burning to the ground Tuesday night, because a fire engine was stuck on a narrow, wooden bridge leading to the property. Fire agencies across the Rogue Valley say those small, private bridges can sometimes impact response time. Applegate Fire crews responded to a … Continue reading »

Part of Engine Falls Through Bridge

NEAR RUCH, Ore. – Just after 10:30p.m. Tuesday night, Applegate Fire District 9 responded to a fire just off Highway 238. The first engine on scene was going over the only bridge over the Applegate River leading to the home when the front passenger side tire fell through the bridge. The firefighters immediately stopped and … Continue reading »

Applegate Fire Tests New Training Prop

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Applegate firefighters are putting some brand new training equipment to the test. Recruits went through live fire exercises on their new portable burn prop on Sunday. The exercises were part of a training academy that will put 14 new recruits on the field. This exercise was the first time the prop has … Continue reading »