Fire Station Starts Repairs After Crash

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Fire and Rescue is undergoing repairs after a car crashed into it on Tuesday. According to Ashland Fire and Rescue, the car was heading north on Siskiyou Boulevard, it swerved off the road and onto the sidewalk once… hitting some shrubbery, got back on the road for a few feet, … Continue reading »

Wildfire Warning in Southern Oregon

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Extremely dry weather will combine with gusty, dry winds this week to increase the risk of fire in Southern Oregon. And if the weather pattern continues, that risk of wildfire could stick around for a long time, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Rogue Valley is under a Red … Continue reading »

Mowing Concerns During Fire Season

ASHLAND, Ore. — This is the time of year when fire crews want homeowners to be especially vigilant about mowing the yard. As temperatures continue to rise in Southern Oregon, Ashland Fire and Rescue want to remind everyone to do their part in preventing fires from spreading. Weeds and grass tend to burn faster making … Continue reading »

Ashland Kicks Off Firewise Awareness

ASHLAND, Ore. — As the fire danger heats up, the city of Ashland is urging homeowners to keep their neighborhoods safe from wildfires. Ashland Fire has kicked off “Firewise Community Week” in the city. Twelve Ashland neighborhoods have now signed up to become Firewise communities, and pledged to remove flammable vegetation and dry wildfire fuels. … Continue reading »

Ashland Firewise to Hold Clean-Up

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Ashland Firewise Commission, and Ashland Fire and Rescue are teaming up for the second annual Firewise cleanup day on Sunday. Residents are encouraged to bring any yard debris to prevent fueling a potential wildfire, and it’s free! The event is from 8am to 4pm on Sunday. Head down to the dirt … Continue reading »

Ashland Offers Wildfire Protection Grant

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland Fire officials are offering citizens grants of up to $500 for removing flammable brush and plants near homes. It is part of the effort to make sure homes have enough defensible space to reduce the risk of damage in a wildfire. Fire officials said plants like juniper and cypress are extremely … Continue reading »

New Fee For Cyclists Needing Rescue

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mountain bikers will have to endure a fee if they need medical help in the Ashland Watershed. Fire Chief John Karns said if a cyclist needs to be rescued in remote areas, they will be responsible for paying the overtime of firefighters called out. So, if two off-duty firefighters are called our … Continue reading »

Car Crash Falls Short of SOU Building

ASHLAND, Ore. — A couple is safe after their car crashed down a 15-foot embankment near Southern Oregon University early Wednesday morning. Ashland Fire and Rescue workers responded to the accident which was dangerously close to the SOU Science Building where class was in session at the time. The car ended up on its right … Continue reading »

Ashland Rescue Asks For Fee Increase

ASHLAND, Ore. – If you need an ambulance in the Ashland service area, it might cost you a bit more for that medical response. Ashland Fire and Rescue is asking the county for a rate increase of $100 more for transportation and $50 for treatment. “For every dollar increase in fees, we actually only realize … Continue reading »