Wildland Fire Training in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – Fire crews trained in the hills above Ashland Friday, practicing how to protect homes in the event of a wildfire. Firefighters from Ashland Fire and Rescue, Fire District 5, and the U.S. Forest Service teamed up for a simulated wildfire in the area near Strawberry Lane. Fire crews were told to respond … 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 »

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 »

House Fire Investigation Continues

ASHLAND, Ore. — Fire investigators believe cooking oil may have sparked a three alarm house fire on Wednesday afternoon. Fire District 5 and Ashland Fire responded to a home in Ashland. Three people were home at the time and safely escaped. Overnight, the flames reignited again from the debris. Officials said, besides the cooking oil, … Continue reading »

Structure Fire In Ashland Re-ignites

ASHLAND, Ore. — [UPDATE]: A third alarm structure fire yesterday afternoon re-ignited overnight. Fire crews were called out to an Ashland home for the second time around 2 a.m. Thursday morning. Both Fire District 5 and Ashland Fire crews were on scene overnight. Crews called in an extra water tender as back-up, officials say the … Continue reading »