Firewise Meeting in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – After last week’s wildfire burned close to neighborhoods on Beacon Hill, Grants Pass firefighters want to make sure people protect their homes from wildfire threats. Firefighters held a community meeting Thursday night to talk about firewise tactics around homes. They urged homeowners to create defensible space around houses, take out flammable … Continue reading »

Beacon Hill Mop Up In Final Stages

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry or ODF reports firefighters working on the 115-acre Beacon Hill Fire east of Grants Pass made good progress Saturday on strengthening firelines and mopping up hot spots. Sunday, a county Community Justice crew and a handful of engines continue the laborious chore of extinguishing isolated hot … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Are Asking For Public’s Help

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry or ODF is looking for information about a vehicle that likely caused the Beacon Hill Fire. The fire burned grass and brush east of Grants Pass Friday afternoon. Officials say it all started between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. in the area of Milepost 55 of the … Continue reading »

Beacon Hill Fire Largely Contained

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Jackson and Josephine fire crews are continuing to mop up the Beacon Hill Fire along Interstate 5 near Grants Pass. The fire was between mile markers 55 and 58. Oregon Department of Forestry or ODF reports firefighters worked overnight on the fire east of Grants Pass and extinguished a handful of … Continue reading »