SOU Students Trained in Fire Safety

ASHLAND, Ore. — In just a few weeks students at Southern Oregon University are going to be moving into their dorms, and today resident assistants, or RA’s got a lesson from firefighters on how to stay prepared in case of a fire emergency. Firefighters with Ashland Fire and Rescue set propane filled containers on fire, … Continue reading »

Yellow Point Fire Update

  COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Mop up is in full gear at the Yellow Point Fire which is approximately 25mi west of Cottage Grove. Roughly, 25mi of hose have been dragged through the mountainous terrain in an effort to extinguish the fire. Crews are worried about the dry air and gusty afternoon winds that are … Continue reading »

Mop-up Continues on Rogue River Dr. Fire

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. —  The mop-up process is continuing on the Rogue River Drive Fire near Shady Cove On Friday, dozens of crews were digging out hot spots.  They are working from outside in, mopping-up 250 feet inside the perimeter.  Fire officials are now calling this fire contained but not controlled. “If we had … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Use High-Tech Equipment

YREKA, Calif. — Firefighters are using high-tech equipment on the front-lines of wildfires.  Starting this year, QR codes are scattered around fire camps, and all around people are using smart phones. Firefighters and other personnel are using the QR codes to download maps, daily rundowns, and schedules with the click of a button. “The key … Continue reading »

Two Bulls Fire Burns Almost 7,000 Acres

BEND, Ore. — Multiple crews continue to make progress on the wildfire burning near Bend. Officials said the fire is now at 40-percent containment. It broke out last Saturday and is now burning nearly 7,000 acres. Level three evacuations are no longer in effect. Investigation teams did conclude the fire to be human caused and … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Gear up for Wildfire Season

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire crews across the Rogue Valley are gearing up for another, possibly intense fire season.  Fire departments are dusting off their wildland firefighting gear, and the Oregon Department of Forestry already has crews hard at work. Fire danger is at low right now, but that will be changing within the coming months.  … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Transition Out in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ore. — The outgoing fire management team creates a transition guide to let the incoming team know what they have done so far and what they are required to do, going into the next two weeks. Incident management teams are only allowed to be on a fire for 21 days. For many at the … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Treated for Minor Injuries

SELMA, Ore. – Health issues can arise for firefighters who work in extreme conditions and those fighting one of the biggest fires in the region near Selma, are being treated for poison oak rashes and blisters. “A lot of these crews on this specific fire are from the Mid-West, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri and they don’t … Continue reading »

Feeding Firefighters Keeps Crews Busy

MERLIN, Ore. — While the Brimstone Fire continues to grow, so does the line of hungry firefighters returning from the fire lines. A team with Star Catering prepared the meals for the firefighters, a feat managers say is challenging itself. “It’s always a fight to get this many guys fed. When you’re looking at 700 … Continue reading »

Crews Mop Up Pacifica Fire

WILLIAMS, Ore. –Today fire crews are mopping up the remains of the Pacifica fire.  Fire officials say the clean-up process could take weeks to complete. The fire broke out Friday evening and burned more than 500 acres.  Currently, officials say the fire is contained and 80 percent of the area has been mopped up. Fire … Continue reading »

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