Glendale Establishes Firewise Community

GLENDALE, Ore. — Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and powered up their chainsaws to clear out some brush in Glendale’s first ever Firewise project. The buzz of helicopters and images of smoke from last year’s Douglas Complex wildfire are still fresh in the memories of Glendale residents. “If you haven’t had a fire in a … Continue reading »

Free Respirator Masks Distributed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Due to the unhealthy air quality levels from the forest fires, officials are distributing free respirator masks. Free respirators are now available to the general public at the locations and times below. The respirators at Jackson County Public Health were donated by the Red Cross and AllCare. Red Cross at 60 Hawthorne … Continue reading »

Close Call for Wolf Creek Resident

Wolf Creek, Ore. — Teams of structural protection firefighters spent the afternoon mopping up an area near homes in danger of the Douglas Complex. Small progress is being made in Douglas County and the fires are threatening close to 500 homes. Although part of Wolf Creek is in a level 3 evacuation, one homeowner in … Continue reading »

Homeowners Deal with Douglas Complex

GLENDALE, Ore. — Raul Sanchez lives along Rattlesnake Road. Right here is his drive way and a couple of days ago the fire was just right across the road. Sanchez stands along the road, pointing out smoldering leftovers of the Douglas Complex. ”The way I seen the flames the other day…it would have jumped,” said … Continue reading »

Most Recent Fire Information

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The SW Oregon Joint Information Center will be holding a press conference later this afternoon at the Grants Pass Interagency Office to give updates regarding the fires burning in Josephine & Douglas Counties. Currently there are 3,585 personnel staffed. The latest fire acreage and containment is listed below. Douglas Complex 25,396 … Continue reading »

Smoke Choking Much of Southern Oregon

SELMA, Ore. – Thick smoke continues to tighten its choke hold across Southern Oregon, impacting air quality and forcing people to take steps to protect their health. The smoke from six wildfires across southwest Oregon have been swept across our region and into Northern California. Air quality levels have been constantly changing, but reporting stations … Continue reading »

Oregon Wildfire Update

Firefighters continue to battle growing wildfires in Oregon. Governor Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency for Josephine and Douglas counties. Here’s a rundown of the latest fires. In Douglas County, the Douglas Complex fires continues to burn near Glendale. The fire has burned 21,000 acres and was 2 percent contained Tuesday morning. The fires … Continue reading »

Residents Turn Out For Fire Updates

GLENDALE, Ore. — More than 100 Glendale residents packed an elementary school gym Monday night as officials working the Douglas Complex Fire explained the current situation. Some residents have been keeping a close eye on the fires. “We went up to a spot out of Wolf Creek and you could see a pretty good view of … Continue reading »