Firefighters Work to Beat the Heat

ASHLAND, Ore. — Firefighters are battling more than just fires. With temps predicted in the triple digits, they are also battling the heat. Ashland Fire and Fire District 3 say they are limiting their training and activities to the morning and evening, and staying inside and hydrating during the hottest part of the day. Firefighters … Continue reading »

Fire Agencies Urge Fuel Reduction

ASHLAND, Ore. — Multiple fire agencies are pleading with the public this week, asking residents to get ready for what could be an intense fire season. Chris Chambers with Ashland Fire and Rescue says if the drought persists through the summer, the region may be in for a smokey and dangerous season. Chambers says it … Continue reading »

House Fire in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — No injures have been reported at a house fire in Ashland, which occurred on Halloween night. Fire officials say the person was renting house at time, and it is unknown how the fire started. Fire crews are reportedly going to be out at the scene cleaning up for a while. The entire … Continue reading »

Ashland Crews Investigate Grass Fire

ASHLAND, Ore. – Fire crews said fire prevention tactics by a landowner may have bought them some time to stop a grass fire Monday night. Ashland firefighters received a call about 8 p.m. about a fire burning near A and 6th Streets. When they arrived, they saw the flames were actually burning in a field … 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 »

Volunteers Prepare for Fire Disaster

ASHLAND, Ore. – As wildfire season approaches, Ashland emergency volunteers are training in how to respond. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and members of the public took part in an advanced course with fire and medical officials today. As community members prepare for disaster, fire officials say it couldn’t come at a better time. “We’re … 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 »

Prescribed Burns Scheduled In Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Smoke filled the skies above Ashland this afternoon as Ashland Fire orchestrated a “prescribed burn.” Officials say both the timing and the weather were just right to have a controlled burn on about 14 acres on city-owned land on Tuesday. The burn started on Tuesday and will continue for two more days. … Continue reading »